First Editions® Creme Brulee™ Potentilla

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If you love frilly little flowers that glow in the moonlight, you'll adore First Editions® Crème Brûlée™ Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa 'Bailbrule'). These fine-textured, compact shrubs produce an astonishing amount of double-white blooms. From the late spring all the way to fall...Crème Brûlée™ is a visual treat for you and your guests. Like its namesake, this favorite shrub is smooth, sweet, and very easy to fall in love with!

Each bloom has a double layer of overlapping petals that surround a brilliant yellow boss of short stamens. The overall look is both crisp and soft, just like that creamy and decadent dessert that is its namesake! While you may not be able to eat this dessert, the butterflies and bees will gather around its charming blooms in a non-stop natural display also looking for a nectar and pollen-rich treat!

Delectable Crème Brûlée™ Potentilla is a deciduous flowering shrub that stays upright and rounded. Perfect for beginners and experienced gardeners alike, there is hardly an easier shrub to love than a Potentilla! This modern cultivar was chosen for its gorgeous blooms that are held in profusion above the finely cut foliage.

This pristine selection is gracious about sharing, too! You'll have plenty of flowers to cut for rustic arrangements indoors, and to use at your outdoor dining room table. The fine-textured foliage is even a lovely addition to bouquets as greenery! You'll feel great about this choice!

Planting and Application:

Crème Brûlée™ is super cold-hardy! Invest in this plant to protect against the vagaries of a changing climate while supporting a wide variety of beneficial pollinators at a local level! They have an energetic air about them and effortlessly boost your tasteful casual contemporary life.

This sophisticated selection makes an eye-catching flowering display on commercial properties. Get people talking with this rough, tough, and darling option! Anywhere you have full sun all day long - Crème Brûlée™ Potentilla is a perfect choice. Rugged enough for Rock Gardens, but pretty enough to mingle among their Rose bush cousins, a Potentilla fits right into any style!

It stays small enough to edge low-maintenance shrub borders, edging, and even facer shrubs to hide the leggy stems of older bushes! A few will become delightful skirting to highlight a tree, sculpture, flagpole, or mailbox!

If you have a lot of ground to cover and need a virtually deer-proof option; add additional rows in a staggered zigzag. Mulch between the plants and keep newly installed mass plantings weeded until the mounds grow together and touch. Develop an informal hedge by planting them two feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Grow them in the ground, or keep them in pots and planters. All they really ask is full sun and well-drained soil to perform at 5-star levels! Include a new terrace with cozy seating nearby. Decorate your borders, patios, and front walkways with Crème Brûlée™ Potentilla, both in urns or half whiskey barrels or in the ground! You'll smile again and again at its appealing good looks. Run a deliciously free-flowering curve of Crème Brûlée™ along the sunny side, or flank either side of your door with a matched pair of exterior containers.

Rehab your existing plantings for a fresh, cheerful look. Take one or two out and replace them with Crème Brûlée™ to breathe new life into your home's facade. Even tiny lots or courtyard plantings can get their just desserts. Add these as a backdrop to other pollinator plants for a modern Pollinator Garden. Add a weather-proof box and keep binoculars, watercolors, and paper inside to try your hand at "plein air" painting to capture the dance of your butterflies!

  • Blooms, Blooms & More Blooms
  • Produces Showy Double White Flowers for Months
  • Flower Display from Late Spring Through Fall
  • Fine-Textured, Dark Green Foliage
  • Rich Nectar Source for Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Useful Size and Shape for Modern Lots, Containers & Edging
  • En Masse, Specimens, Gift Plants & Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Have we mentioned full sun? These low-maintenance cuties need at least six hours of direct sunlight a day to produce that prolific flowering display. Select a site with well-drained soil, too. Elevate them in raised beds or keep them in containers if your soil suffers from poor drainage. Water them carefully during the first season in the ground to establish their root systems, and water during long droughts. Keep container plants consistently hydrated. A touch of fertilizer and a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch around the plant's roots will give them insulation and support.

Prune lightly in late winter or early spring for size or shape but do not cut to the ground each year. Rather, about every third year, cut out a few of the oldest thickest stems to the ground and leave the younger stems in place to rejuvenate your plant.

  • The Most Blooms in Full Sun
  • Highly Adaptable to any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Deer Tend to Avoid Potentilla
  • Delightfully Easy-Care & Exceptionally Cold Hardy

With a devoted following, Crème Brûlée™ Potentilla is a popular plant that sells quickly. Please order yours today to avoid disappointment, or leave your email with us to receive a "Back in Stock" notification. Order today at! People love this premium Potentilla cultivar. Give as a gift, or use several for yourself!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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First Editions® Creme Brulee™ Potentilla Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-6
Growing Zones 2-6
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Potentilla fruticosa 'Bailbrule'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 3.5 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter