Herb: Rock Cinquefoil
Latin name: Potentilla rupestris
Synonyms: Potentilla foliosa
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rock Cinquefoil:The leaves are used as a tea.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Basic rocks and woody slopes in mountains. Dry sunny rocky slopes in the mountains.
Propagation of Rock Cinquefoil: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.
Cultivation of the herb:Basic rocks and woody slopes in mountains. Dry sunny rocky slopes in the mountains.
Medicinal use of Rock Cinquefoil:None known
Known hazards of Potentilla rupestris:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.