Potentilla fruticosa 'Monsidh'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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- Dana Point Nursery
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|Botanical Pronunciation||poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Spirea (Spiraea); Switch Grass (Panicum); Sedum (Sedum); Euonymus (Euonymus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7