Herb latin name: Potentilla bicolor
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Potentilla bicolor:Root - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Not known in the wild.
Propagation of Potentilla bicolor: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. This is a hybrid species and it will not come true from seed. 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.
Cultivation of the herb:Not known in the wild.
Medicinal use of Potentilla bicolor:None known
Known hazards of Potentilla bicolor:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.