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Potentilla Care and Pruning

Caring For Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa Orangeade This is the great advantage of potentillas - they thrive in most soil conditions, and stand shade and sun alike. If you are looking for the ideal conditions, they prefer well-drained, reasonably rich soil, but will tolerate clay, rocky, or slightly alkaline soils as well.

They are a very durable plant, tolerating drought, flooding, extreme cold, and will easily survive transplanting.

Potentillas should be planted in a sunny area which receives light shade in the hottest part of the day to prevent the flower colour from fading. They are very hardy in all areas.

Name: Eva Dey
Date posted: July 28, 2011 - 10:52 pm
Message: I have a pink potentilla in my front yard for the last 4/5 years. Since last year the bush does not flower till mid August. What is the reason? It gets a lot of sun. any advice?

Name: anne barham
Date posted: July 09, 2011 - 07:13 am
Message: how to take a cutting form potentilla

Name: sheila
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Date posted: June 21, 2011 - 11:47 am
Message: Do red,coral & yellow potentilla revert to white. is there something missing in the soil or do weather conditions effect the colour. I planted red coral & yellow I now have three plants that are white! Help

Name: george willsher
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Date posted: June 06, 2011 - 02:31 pm
Message: I have a miss wilmott which was sold in the alpine section of the garden centre with a spread of 18 onches .
This year the plant has spread to 36 inches spread .
Can I cut the plant back by 50% to a lower flower ?
Should I cut it back next spring to prevent it's spread ?
George Willsher

Name: Elaine
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Date posted: May 09, 2011 - 09:14 am
Message: I live in a town home and had three beautiful 3ft. tall potentilla shrubs that provide a screen from the neighbors. Last week the grounds keepers cut them into 20 inch rounded mounds that resemble a broom. They were so beautiful, is there anything I can do to return them to their lush fullness? Any help is much appreciated. Thank you