There are no edible uses listed for Potentilla norvegica.
There are no material uses listed for Potentilla norvegica.
The root is astringent. A decoction of the root has been gargled, or the root has been chewed, in the treatment of sore throats
A cold infusion of the whole plant has been used to relieve pain.
The plant has been burnt and the fumes used to treat sexual infections.
All the above uses are recorded for the sub-species P. norvegica monspeliensis. (L.)Aschers.&Graebn.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Potentilla norvegica.
Seed - sow early spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.
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Easily grown in a well-drained loam, preferring a position in full sun but tolerating shade
. Prefers an alkaline soil but tolerates a slightly acid soil
An annual, biennial or short-lived perennial plant.
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Potentilla norvegica.
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