• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly in extreme heat; less often, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
    Late Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Compact, Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Orange
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasPotent orange coloring makes this Potentilla stand out boldly in beds and borders suffering from a lack of vivid summer flowers. Use as a true perennial or a fast-growing shrub for partially sheltered places in the garden. Grow in the perennial border at middle to rear location. Particularly lovely as late color to foundation planting. Potentilla is a most resilient plant for beginning gardeners seeking the charm of country or cottage gardens.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to poor, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates some drought, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly in extreme heat; less often, once established.