Potentilla atrosanguinea

var. argyrophylla

‘ORANGE STARLIT’ POTENTILLA

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Potentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla ‘Orange Starlit’
ORANGE STARLIT POTENTILLA

Saucers of sunset orange with red eyes, sparkle on Potentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla ‘Orange Starlit’.
It has showy clusters of flowers, and is long blooming through summer & autumn. So it is a cheery asset to any garden.

And it is so easy to get along with and and obliging.
So plant ‘Orange Starlit’ in Sun to Part Shade.
And this easy-going little Potentilla is frost hardy & tolerates some dry if it has to.
Plus it tolerates a wide range of soils, including clay.

Potentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla ‘Orange Starlit’ forms a neat, silky foliage clump of decorative leaves.
While the flowers are borne sitting perkily above the foliage clump.

Evergreen perennial.
Easy low maintenance groundcover, or decorative edging for the front of a bed, and very pretty planted around roses and taller flowers.

50cm H x 30cm W.

SEED SOWING ADVICE: EASY

Sow indoors in winter, spring or autumn / or scatter seed directly in the garden in winter or spring.

INDOORS: Sow seeds in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently press the seeds on the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.
But cover only thinly with mix/grit/sand, as light aids germination.

Now thoroughly moisten the mix from below by placing the sown punnet into a water bath, so the moisture percolates up through the mix from the bottom.
Soak for a short time until moisture appears on the surface of the mix, and then drain.
As the mix needs to be remain moist but not wet.

Then cling wrap the moist punnet and keep in the fridge (not freezer) for 3 weeks.
After 3 weeks, remove from the fridge, and unwrap the punnet.

Now place the moist punnet in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sun).
Seeds need light for germination.

Temperatures of 15-20°C approx. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
You can use a temperature controlled heat mat if you have one, but it is not essential.

And continue to keep the punnet moist by using a spray water bottle, or re-soaking in the water bath, as required.
Adding a clear plastic cover also helps to retain moisture in the punnet.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-21 days.

SEED COUNT: 80 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).