• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Durable Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    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.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Spirea (Spiraea); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune lightly after flowering.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.