• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact growth, reaching only 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TILL-uh froo-tih-KOH-suh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Compact growth, reaching only 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Late Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsSwitch Grass (Panicum); Spirea (Spiraea); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Weigela (Weigela)
  • 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. Thrives with regular water but tolerates dry spells when established. Apply a slow-release, general purpose fertilizer in early spring. Prune annually to promote vigorous new growth.Pruning time: early spring.
    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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.