Pontentilla's promise delicate 5-petaled flowers that entice the pollinators from early summer ‘til fall plus attractive easy-care deciduous foliage that’s virtually pest-free. Undaunted by deer, varied soil types and occasional dry conditions once established, Cinquefoil’s dainty bearing exhibits superb winter hardiness, but pouts when exposed to southeastern heat and humidity.
While the somewhat sprawling species traipses throughout Nepal's Himalayan Mountains, this vivacious nonshrubby cultivar makes a compact well-groomed perennial for your garden. A handsome low mound of hairy coarse-toothed strawberry-like foliage presents 1 in. wide rosy carmine flowers, each defined by a dark crimson eye and 5 heart-shaped lipstick-pretty petals on wiry branched stems. Venerating a former plant curator at the Royal Botanic Garden in Scotland, 'Ron McBeath' makes a flashy long blooming mate for Knautia 'Mars Midget' and Geranium sanguineum 'Album'.
Size: 8" – 12" high x 15" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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