Formerly known as Potentilla arguta,
Prairie Cinquefoil thrives on neglect in sunny areas with well-drained soil. The creamy white flowers attract a number of small bees and other pollinators. The common name is pronounced "SINK-foil". It is fairly easy to grow and, compared to other cinquefoils, this one occurs in high-quality habitats. It can spread by rhizome, but isn't necessarily aggressive.
Uses: Drought tolerant, pollinators
Bloom time: June - September
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Space: 1 to 2 feet.
Sun: Full sun to light shade
- 200 seeds per packet
- ~200,000 seeds per ounce