spring or fall
2' to 4'
full sun to partial shade
average to rich, well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH; drought tolerant
3 to 9 (except Florida and Gulf Coast)
early summer to fall
yellow, orange, pink and red buttercup-like flowers depending on variety
green leaves densely set on branches.
seeds, cuttings (late spring/early summer) or division (fall/spring)
borders, shrubby ground cover, low growing hedges, rock gardens and mass displays
Start from seeds by sowing in containers in a cold frame during the fall or spring. Starting in early summer and producing less toward fall, these low-growing plants flower longer over the course of a season than most other shrubs. They prefer lots of sunshine and will thrive in any soil as long as it drains well.
The name "Cinquefoil" means "five leaves, " although the number of leaves on a stem actually varies from three to seven.
By Ellen Brown