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Potentilla multifida - L.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountainous regions in Europe[50]. Alpine valleys, meadows on mountain slopes, sandy riverbanks, ravines and forest edges at elevations of 700 - 5000 metres in northern China[266].
Range Europe to E. Asia.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Potentilla multifida


Potentilla multifida

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Potentilla multifida is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 3. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

P. lapponica.

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[61]. Starchy[105, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in a well-drained loam, preferring a position in full sun but tolerating shade[1]. Prefers an alkaline soil but tolerates a slightly acid soil[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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