Gold Star Potentilla
Potentilla fruticosa 'Gold Star'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer through Fall|
|Design Ideas||Uniquely 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (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