Red Potentilla

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Over the weekend I visited a beautiful backyard garden in Aurora, Ontario called Merlin’s Hallow where I saw this striking red potentilla. Since then, I’ve been unable to put it out of my mind. Unfortunately, I don’t know its name.

If you think you know, please do share in the comments section below.

Update: I think we’ve got an identification: Potentilla atrosanguinea ‘Gibson’s Scarlet’¢. Thanks Kim and Pam!

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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7 thoughts on “Red Potentilla

  1. I didn’t know they came in red! What a beautiful photograph and flower. Stunning really. The flower is so complex. Thanks Gayla.

  2. Wow! If for no other reason, but to have the opportunity to have this grow out of my garden, would I dig in the dirt! Stunning Picture. As a new gardener from Colorado, this website is one of the best out there, not just gardening websites either.

  3. Hi Gayla.
    It looks like Potentilla – Gibson’s Scarlett… I…/903.aspx
    By the way I purchased your new book and showed it to my mom and she loves it!!
    Happy Gardening!!

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