Potentilla fruticosa 'Sunset'Item #6674 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Masses of color from glowing brick-orange blooms held on dense branches. Neat, compact shrub useful for borders, low hedges or entryways. Flower color fades to yellow in hot weather. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly in extreme heat; less often, once established.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-saPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:Compact, RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Compact Form, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring through FallFlower color:OrangeFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleCottageDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly in extreme heat; less often, once established.