A hardy perennial whose foliage looks like a strawberry plant. Forms a low spreading clump topped with 12 inch branches.
full, mostly sunny
average, drought tolerant once established
Soil & Site
cherry-pink to red petals, dark almost black center, held above the foliage about a foot on branching stems, heavy bloom in late spring early summer, sporadically throughout the summer
palmately compound leaves
12 inches tall with the flower stems, foliage low spreading
"Miss Willmott' is named for the English gardening fanatic Ellen Ann Willmott (1860-1934). She was the wealthy patron of Alfred Parson, whom she commissioned to provide botanical paintings of the specimens in her rose garden". (#161)
This plant seems to be very hardy. We have some plants growing in a garden at the garden center and they seem to do just fine on their own. Best used in groups so that the weak flowering stems can support each other.