Sunset Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Sunset'

SKU
06674
Masses of color from glowing brick-orange blooms held on dense branches. Neat, compact shrub useful for borders, low hedges or entryways. Flower color fades to yellow in hot weather. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly in extreme heat; less often, once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring through Fall
Design IdeasPotent 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly in extreme heat; less often, once established.
Companion PlantsMaiden 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

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