Goldfinger Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Goldfinger'

A versatile small shrub producing large rich yellow buttercup-like flowers in summer. Finely textured dark green foliage on a mounding form. Use as a colorful accent in shrub borders. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate, mounded growth to 3 ft. tall, and 4 ft. wide. Cutting grown.
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3 - 7

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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
Average Size at MaturityModerate, mounded growth to 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.
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Provide well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune lightly after flowering for a neat appearance.

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