Potentillas are almost disease and pest free. They require only minimal pruning to keep them in any shape you desire. Early spring pruning includes cutting back old flower stems and foliage using bypass pruners. Prune out the oldest stems to keep the plant from getting leggy. Potentillas are a durable plant. They will tolerate drought, flooding, and they will easily survive transplanting. Potentilla will perform best when planted in a full sun area with late afternoon shade. The late afternoon shade will help prevent color fade on the flowers. Nature Hills offers several varieties of potentilla and they are displayed below.