Potentilla fruticosa 'Monsidh'
|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.|
|Watering||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7
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