Setting Sun Shrubby Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Setting Sun'

A beautiful selection with unique peach-colored flowers and a neat, compact and rounded form. Expect blooms for months on end when plants are established! Easy to grow, highly adaptable, very hardy and drought tolerant when established, this is an ideal shrub for minimal care gardens.
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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
LorePotentilla attract and are a food source for native bee populations, as well as a variety of beneficial insects, including predatory or parasitoid insects that prey upon garden pests.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 ft. tall, 3-4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Shear lightly after flowering for a neat appearance.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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