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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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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 RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Groundcover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established water during dry spells.
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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