Potentilla Overview

Description 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.
Genus Name Potentilla
Common Name Potentilla
Plant Type Shrub
Light Sun
Height 1 to 3 feet
Width null to 3 feet
Flower Color Orange, Pink, Red, White
Foliage Color Blue/Green, Chartreuse/Gold
Season Features Summer Bloom, Winter Interest
Special Features Low Maintenance
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Propagation Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Drought Tolerant, Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control

More varieties for 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

(Potentilla fruticosa 'Daydawn') bears soft-yellow flowers suffused with pink on a compact, 4-foot-tall-and-wide shrub. Zones 3-7


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

(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

(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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