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Frosty® Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Monsidh'

Pronunciation: poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
SKU #06678

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Description A versatile, hardy and durable small shrub that produces an abundance of frosty white, buttercup-like flowers throughout summer on a mounding habit with finely textured green foliage. Thrives in garden settings but is widely adaptable to poor, rocky or sandy soils, and clay. Works well as a colorful accent in front of shrub borders. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Ground Cover
Design Ideas This Potentilla is great for groundcover in rock gardens, dry streambeds, banks, beds and borders. Grow it down front in the perennial border as an edging or as a transition plant to neaten irregular lawn edges. Particularly lovely for adding late-summer color to foundation planting. Potentilla is a most resilient plant for spicing up country or cottage garden landscapes.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Spirea (Spiraea); Switch Grass (Panicum); Sedum (Sedum); Euonymus (Euonymus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
Care 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. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune lightly after flowering.
Lore Potentilla is known in the apothecary world for its very "potent" astringent qualities. This led to its use in many old herbals as an antibacterial agent for cures of thrush and dysentery. It s old European name, cinquefoil or five fingers describes the five petal flower. It was used in spells, most notably love potions.

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