• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TILL-uh froo-tih-KOH-suh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Spirea (Spiraea); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spruce (Picea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in light, well-drained, sandy soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate dry spells. Feed with a slow-release, general purpose fertilizer. Prune in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.Pruning time: late winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.