Goldfinger Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Goldfinger'

SKU
06668
A versatile small shrub that charms with its cheery yellow buttercup-like flowers. Fine-textured green foliage on a mounded form. Use as a colorful accent in shrub borders. An easy to care for shrub that is highly adaptable, that works well for foundation plantings and perennial beds. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Design IdeasThis yellow-flowering rangy perennial is highly versatile and adapts to unfavorable conditions. Use as a true perennial or as a fast-growing shrub for hot, dry places in the garden. Grow in the perennial border at middle to rear location. Use it as filler between upright, sparse shrubs or among both needled and broadleaf evergreens. An attention-getting foundation plant for front yards. Fine choice for drought-resistant gardens or for that cheerful rangy quality so loved in country or cottage gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Spirea (Spiraea); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus)

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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