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Gold Star Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Gold Star'

SKU
06680
A densely branched deciduous shrub valued for its beautiful display of golden yellow blooms that cover the finely textured green foliage profusely throughout summer. Excellent as a colorful border planting, landscape accent or massed as a groundcover. Very tolerant of poor soils. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Design IdeasUniquely resistant to heat and infertile soils, Gold Star is a natural candidate for drought-resistant gardens. Spreading form can be used in an irregular mass as groundcover or as single mounds of color among both shrubs and perennials. Makes a good foundation cover around building walls or along the base of fence lines. A lovely carefree filler for country garden in spots bathed in afternoon heat.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established water during dry spells.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Spirea (Spiraea); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Weigela (Weigela); Lilac (Syringa)

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

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