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Scarlet Cinquefoil 'Monarch's Velvet'

Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'

Also known as


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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Scarlet Cinquefoil 'Monarch's Velvet'

A close up of a red flower on a Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' plant in a garden
Some green leaves on a Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' plant
A green Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' plant in a garden
A photo of Scarlet Cinquefoil 'Monarch's Velvet'

Scarlet Cinquefoil 'Monarch's Velvet' Overview

Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' is a herbaceous perennial from the Rosaceae family. Grown for the attractive red-pink flowers, appearing during the summer. Commonly known as Scarlet Cinquefoil 'Monarch's Velvet', this hardy plant grows best in full sun and well-draining soil. The flowers are saucer-shaped and measure around 2.5cm across, the red-pink colouration becomes darker towards the centre. This cultivar is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

How to propagate Scarlet Cinquefoil 'Monarch's Velvet'



You can propagate the perennial species by seeds in the autumn. Shrubby species may be raised by seed in autumn.


Softwood or greenwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Scarlet Cinquefoil 'Monarch's Velvet'

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Scarlet Cinquefoil 'Monarch's Velvet'

Grown at the front of sunny borders and in containers, for its attractive flowers.


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