Potentilla nepalensis Miss Willmott

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Potentilla nepalensis ‘Miss Willmott’
MISS WILLMOTT’S CINQUEFOIL

Potentilla nepalensis ‘Miss Willmott’ has saucers blooms of delicious strawberry pink with darker eyes.
Making her a very pretty lass indeed.
The showy clusters of flowers are long and repeat blooming through summer & autumn.

Perfect & pretty enough for the front row

Potentilla nepalensis ‘Miss Willmott’ forms a neat evergreen perennial clump.
With pretty strawberry like foliage that forms a tidy rosette that is always attractive.
So she is a perfect plant for using to form a front edge, or underplanting for rose bushes.
And the long, clean stems and delightful blooms make her an excellent cut flower too.

Hardy & easy to grow

Plant ‘Miss Willmott’ in Sun to Part Shade.
She is frost hardy and tolerates some dry once she is established.
Mulching helps in the summer to keep her fresh and blooming in the hot weather.

‘Miss Willmott’ tolerates a wide range of soils including clay.
In fact she relishes clay that has been opened up with some organic matter.

Less of a hand full than the real Miss Willmott

Potentilla nepalensis ‘Miss Willmott’ is a very easy, low maintenance plant.
In fact she is much less of a hand full than her namesake – the real life Miss Ellen Willmott.

The real Miss Willmott was heiress to a great fortune in the 1890’s. She received legacies from both her parents as well as her stonking rich Godmother.
And for the rest of her life she worked extremely hard transforming that fortune from great riches to rags.
Every penny was blown on her garden/s.
And at one time she employed over 100 gardeners at her homes in Warley Place, England, as well as at her chateau in France and her villa in Italy.

She was a great horticulturalist, but did not suffer gardening fools gladly, and was lavish in offering her strong gardening opinions.
Her gardeners knew that if she spotted even so much as one weed in their patch – it was instant dismissal.
She was loved, feared and admired as a great gardener.
And many fine plants were named after her and her gardens.

Potentilla nepalensis ‘Miss Willmott’ is 50cm High in flower x 60cm Wide clump of attractive foliage.

SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY

Sow Potentilla nepalensis ‘Miss Willmott’ indoors in winter, spring or autumn / or scatter outdoors winter or spring.

INDOORS: Sow seeds in punnets on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently pat the seeds to the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.

Now keep the sown punnet moist in well-lit position (not in direct sunlight).
Because these seeds need light to germinate.

Temperatures of 15-20°C are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-21 days.

SEED COUNT: 400 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).