Common Cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Yellow

Attributes: Pollinator friendly, Walnut tolerant, Drought tolerant

Height: 5-20 cm (1-7 in);  Low, trailing plant.


It forms a thick ground cover in full sun and grows less densely in shade. Potentillas should be one of your first choices if you are planning a butterfly garden, as butterflies find them a very attractive nectar source.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email