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Potentilla fruticosa Katherine Dykes

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Shrubby Cinquefoil

Masses of yellow flowers from late spring to autumn

A small compact shrub flowering from early summer to autumn and adds colour to a bed or border with its canary-yellow flowers.

Where?

Grow in full sunshine or part shade.

How?

Easy to grow in well drained soil. Trim lightly in spring to keep neat.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering May - October
Evergreen No
Plant height 100 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September