• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful and Carefree
    Blooms:
    Late Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TILL-uh froo-tih-KOH-suh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsSpruce (Picea); Weigela (Weigela); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
  • 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, neat appearance, prune lightly after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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