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Potentilla

Potentilla

Crisp, neat foliage and charming flowers that resemble anemones, in a broad color range, ensure that potentilla always has something going in the garden. Flowers bloom over a long period of time from late spring to autumn. When the leaves drop in fall, a reddish peeling bark is revealed. Good drainage is a must, and all potentillas prefer full sun.

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Abbotswood potentilla
Abbotswood potentilla
(Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood') bears white flowers and blue-green foliage on a shrub that grows 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Zones 3-7
Daydawn potentilla
Daydawn potentilla
(Potentilla fruticosa 'Daydawn') bears soft-yellow flowers suffused with pink on a compact, 4-foot-tall-and-wide shrub. Zones 3-7
Klondike potentilla
Klondike potentilla
(Potentilla fruticosa 'Klondike') is a sunny presence in the garden. It combines bright green leaves and yellow flowers and grows 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 3-7
McKay's White potentilla
McKay's White potentilla
(Potentilla fruticosa 'McKay's White') offers pristine white flowers with showy gold stamens scattered on the plant through the summer. It grows 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 3-7
Sunset potentilla
Sunset potentilla
(Potentilla fruticosa 'Sunset') bears apricot blooms that lighten to yellow; the color fades in strong sun. The shrub grows 3 feet tall and wide. Zones 3-7
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