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Potentilla fruticosa Primrose Beauty


Shrubby Cinquefoil

Masses of primrose flowers with a darker centre from early summer to autumn

A long flowering shrub with grey-green leaves and pale primrose-yellow flowers from late spring in to autumn.


Drought tolerant so will grow on banks and slopes and in coastal areas.


Well drained soil - the flowers will last longer if planted in partly shaded position. Trim lightly in spring to keep neat.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, 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 City garden, Courtyard garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September