The Plant Store is now closed for 2023 and will re-open for sales in May of 2024

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Potentilla supina, Bushy Cinquefoil

Potentilla supina (also known as Potentilla paradoxa)

Bushy Cinquefoil

  • Annual or Biennial
  • Prefers sandy soils with plenty of available moisture (shorelines) 
  • Grows 4” to 12” tall and spreads horizontally 12” to 30”
  • Summer blooming
  • Native to Ontario, May not adapt well to garden conditions.

New to me this year, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery https://www.prairiemoon.com/potentilla-paradoxa-bushy-cinquefoil-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

This is a low growing, spreading species that is most likely to be found on beaches and shorelines. I’m curious to find out how adaptable they are to garden and container settings as part so I though I’d give them a try.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Stefan.lefnaer and Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz from Wikimedia Commons

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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