• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing, compact shrub; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:poh-ten-TILL-uh froo-tih-KOH-suh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing, compact shrub; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Late Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsSwitch Grass (Panicum); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea); Catmint (Nepeta); Weigela (Weigela)
  • 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.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, or more often in extreme heat.

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