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POTENTILLA fruticosa 'Red Ace'
Shrubby Cinquefoil


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:: Rosaceae :: POTENTILLA (syn. DASIPHORA) :: fruticosa :: 'Red Ace'
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Main asset

One of the most red of the shrubby Cinquefoils, and whose vigor remains satisfactory (branches rather erected and not creeping). Abundant and long-lasting flowering, plant supporting very difficult conditions (cold, dryness).


Plant suitable for draining, sandy or stony soils, preferably in full sun. Every 2-3 years, remove the old stems to renew the shrub.

Small deciduous shrub, solid and hardy, dense and well branched. The foliage is green with silver highlights, and orange-red blooming, turning orange in the sun, is abundant and lasts all summer.

  • Uses: Flower beds, embankments, rockeries, planters, pots

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: spread
  • Height: 60 cm x 1 m (2 ft x 3 ft)
  • Growth: slow to medium
  • Flowering period: June to August

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: pinnate
  • Foliage colour: blue green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: simple with 5 petals
  • Flowers colour: red


  • Soil type: all except too wet
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 35 °C (-31 °F - USDA zone 3b)