Cinqfoil is a beautiful herbaceous perennial to have in the garden or pot.
It’s distinctive foliage is a lovely break in a mass garden.
Cinqfoil flowers through most of spring and into early summer. The seeds are not difficult to raise and can be pot raised until they are mature enough to put out or simply potted on. We use the Cinqfoil leaf as a tea as it is so quick and easy as a remedy for gum disease.
We decoct and rinse the mouth or, dry the leaves and use as a tooth powder.
The Cinqfoil decoction has the added benefit of being quite soothing for a sore throat. Historically a cold decoction of Cinqfoil was used as a wash to lighten the complexion.
25 fresh seeds
Degree of difficulty in germination…..3/10 (1 is easy – 10 very difficult)