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Potentilla

Botanical Name
Potentilla fruticosa
Min Zone
2
Height
1 to 4 feet
Width
2 to 4 feet
Flowers
June to frost: yellow, pink, white; buttercup-like, single or in cymes
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, tolerates poor soils
Planting & Care
  • Transplants easily
  • Salt and drought tolerant
  • Does well in extreme cold
  • Renewal prune in late winter to keep it looking its best
Problems
Can look scrappy (renewal prune)
Varieties
  • Abbotswood - large white flowers, 3 feet tall and wide, dark bluish-green foliage
  • Fargo - deep golden 1 inch flowers, compact spreading, 2 to 3 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
  • Pink Beauty - pink flowers
  • McKay's White - creamy white flowers, fruitless, Zone 3

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