Yellow Gem Potentilla
Potentilla - Yellow Gem, 'Potentilla fruticosa 'Yellow Gem', displays young twigs that are red, making a nice contrast with its gray-green, lobed leaves.
It produces attractive bright yellow buttercup flowers with five ruffled petals. Blooming from May to hard frost, Yellow Gem is a low growing Potentilla that has a spreading habit, making it a good groundcover.
Potentillas are great for mass or group plantings, foundation plantings, borders or raised beds. Prune in early spring in order to get a dense, bushy plant with lots of flowers. It prefers full sun or partial shade and well drained soil; does not like wet or soggy soils. 'Yellow Gem' feeding needs is minimal and annual mulch with well-rotted compost is ideal.
This charming, spreading plant is popular for the gardener who wants added color with little maintenance. It is the ultimate flowering shrub for northern gardens because it is hardy, tough and adaptable to all conditions. Choose ‘Yellow Gem’ if you want to attract butterflies to your yard and add a bit of sunshine to a favorite area.
* Low, spreading habit
* Yellow flowers
* Low maintenance
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Potentilla fruticosa 'Yellow Gem'|
|Mature Height||1 to 2 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 to 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|