Red Ace Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Red Ace'

SKU
06677
A showy, easy-care shrub with rich vermilion-colored flowers that have pale yellow undersides. Flowers will change from red to yellow under intense heat. The densely branched form with deer and rabbit resistant, finely textured, green foliage works well for borders and low hedges, or as a colorful landscape accent. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring through Fall
Design IdeasMakes a strong accent in a perennial border. Adds a jolt of intense color to green shrub borders. Use at the turns of garden paths or adjacent to the transition from one type of ground surface to another.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsFountain Grass (Pennisetum); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Catmint (Nepeta)

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. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune lightly after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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