Plant Number: 1.440.170   

Wineleaf Cinquefoil
Potentilla tridentata ‘Nuuk’


(=Sibbaldiopsis tridentata ‘Nuuk') This species of Cinquefoil grows wild over most of the Northern Hemisphere, including the high Arctic. ‘Nuuk’ was selected in Greenland and named for its capital city, so it shines so far as cold-winter tolerance. If forms a low mat of shiny evergreen leaves, bearing small white flowers in late spring and early summer that resemble little buttercups. An excellent filler plant for the rock garden or border edge, also good as a groundcover. Foliage turns wine and bronze shades in the colder months. Drought tolerant once established. Easily divided in spring or early fall.

Zone 2 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches