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po·ten·til·la

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[Medieval Latin, garden valerian, from Latin potēns, potent-, present participle of posse, to be able; see potent.]

potentilla

(ˌpəʊtənˈtɪlə)
n
(Plants) any rosaceous plant or shrub of the N temperate genus Potentilla, having five-petalled flowers. See also cinquefoil1, silverweed1, tormentil
[C16: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: garden valerian, from Latin potēns powerful, potent1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potentilla - chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoilPotentilla - chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoil
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
cinquefoil, five-finger - any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties
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potentilla

[ˌpəʊtnˈtɪlə] npotentilla, cinquefoglie m inv
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Monday, October 7 Rosecarpe Horticultural Society, talk, Potentillas, by David and Marjorie Goodchild, Gateshead Leisure Centre, 7pm.
Summer flowering potentillas make a charming low hedge that can be lightly trimmed after flowering.
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A CUT ABOVE: Topiary can add real year-round drama to any garden, especially when it's this good, and lavender, inset, adds scent and colour DROUGHT BUSTERS: Potentillas, top, and red berberis, above, bring colour without the need for constant watering
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red hot rooperi 'Altami attention Use phloxes to provide summer potentillas planted phlox follow-shouldn't windy out in moist If you Dark-leaved caster oil plants and orange-flowered dahlias such as D.
The Potentillas range from rounded, 4-foot tall shrubs with yellow, orange or white flowers down to herbaceous groundcovers.
Sun-loving potentillas will also grow in shade and are extremely tolerant of dry soils.
Admittedly, you may find it uneasy among pinks and magentas, but surrounded with hot orange potentillas and tawny heleniums, the roses come into their own.
ATHERE are lots of things which should be particularly attractive right now including potentillas, Perovskia, Indigofera, hypericums, hydrangeas, fuchsias, Hibiscus syriacus, Buddleja davidii, Caryopteris, Ceratostigma, vincas, hebes and Abella grandiflora.
The flowering shrubs that have dropped out of style are garden stalwarts such as forsythia and flowering currant, deutzia and shrubby potentillas.