Potentilla fruticosa 'Sunset'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly in extreme heat; less often, once established.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring through Fall|
|Design Ideas||Potent 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly in extreme heat; less often, once established.|
|Companion Plants||Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Catmint (Nepeta); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea)|
Thrives 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7