Potentilla fruticosa


USPP 22,176; CBR 4912

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  • Supersized flowers
  • Long blooming
  • Very hardy

Very large flowers. With bright yellow flowers of this size, it was a natural to call this potentilla Happy Face® Yellow! Exceptionally long blooming. Its dense habit and dark, healthy foliage add to its appeal. Now known as Dasiphora fruticosa.

USDA Zone 2 - 7 (-50°F/-45°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 3'

Width 2 - 3'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring - frost

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Tolerates most any soil, with the possible exception of prolonged wet conditions.

Pruning Benefits from a good trim in late winter/early spring, during which up to one-third of the oldest branches may be removed as well. Periodic rejuvenation is recommended.

Uses Mixed borders; foundation plantings; mass plantings.

Growing Tips Though potentilla can grow in partial shade, a minimum of six hours of sun is recommended for best flowering and form. Flowering may slow during periods of hot weather. Very deer resistant.