First Editions® Mandarin Tango® Potentilla

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Get a helping of visual "Vitamin C" with the exceptionally showy First Editions® Mandarin Tango® Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa 'Jefman' PP29,830). You'll be refreshed with their juiced-up flowering performance that lasts nearly the whole growing season! Call this fine-textured, compact shrub "just what the Plant Doctor ordered".

Brighten your mood with these charming small, citrus-colored blooms. Much like those cute little oranges you love in your lunchbox … Mandarin Tango is a perfect nectar snack for butterflies. They love landing on single blooms, and there will be plenty to choose from in this free-flowering selection.

Mandarin Tango is a modern cultivar of a wonderful native shrub. It stays small but lives large with intense orange hues that are kissed with a splash of red. Their superpower is growing blooms all summer long! Potentilla becomes the workhorse of your landscape. Great for xeric-scaping and fire-wise landscapes alike!

Some people call them shrubby or bush Cinquefoil and they are said to symbolize loyalty and strength. No worries if you are just getting started as a gardener. These low-maintenance outdoor plants are actually easy to grow These field-tested plants form a rounded shrub that tolerates Arctic cold. They become waterwise once established, and deer tend to pass them by, as well. Hardy in chilly winter climates throughout USDA growing zones 2 to 6, these darling little bloomers grow just 2-3 feet in width and height.

Mandarin Tango Potentilla is a great mixer from the Rose family. It will partner beautifully with a host of other plants for a dynamic landscape you'll never grow tired of. Can you think of someone who might love one or two as a gift?

Planting and Application:

Plant just one, or use several Potentillas for a gracious low hedge that is absolutely covered in flowers. You'll have plenty of blossoms on hand for cut flower arrangements, too...and don't forget the dark green foliage as a perfect filler for your vase. Does your bare yard need a little boost? Make a cheery little accent planting with a low hedge along your sidewalk or beside the patio.

Use them all along the sun-soaked areas of your yard, or grow them in outdoor containers for a fun summer scene on your balcony. Use as a "Thriller" in outdoor containers. March a series of them all along the length of your pool deck and you'll have a vivid setting for some serious fun! Keep Mandarin Tango® in pots nearby if space is at a premium...your bigger yields will be well worth the square footage.

Go big or take a baby step...either way, you'll appreciate the flower power of Potentilla. Mix all of our varieties together in a wider planting bed for an easy designer look with blooms for months. Filter the results on our site for flowering perennials that bloom in spring, summer and fall.

Add these long-lasting shrubs to existing plantings as either an edging or foreground selection. Perennial gardens, cottage borders, and even Rose gardens gain a cheerful blooming powerhouse all growing season long. Mandarin Tango® will look fantastic with Shasta Daisy and Coneflower and are perfect for the foundation of your home.

Butterflies love flowers, and offering several options for them keeps them coming back for more, so mix and match with your favorites! Use as flowering edging and facer shrubs to hide the leggy bare stems of larger evergreen hedges and your foundation hedge! If you are growing your own food, use these heavy-duty flowering plants as a pretty border to your Victory Garden.

Mandarin Tango® flowers are a lovely way to jazz up mature evergreen trees and shrubs as a frilly skirting. Use three, five, or seven Potentillas planted in a collection of funky pots placed on their sunny side. Pro-tip...use an odd number of plants for an appealing display!

  • Flower Power from Late Spring to Fall!
  • Petals Are a Lovely Shade of Orange With a Hint of Red
  • Excellent Cut Flowers & Nectar Support for Butterflies
  • Fine-Textured Foliage
  • Small Flowering Shrub Adds Impact & Charm
  • Recommended for Firescaping
  • Fits Small Space Gardens, Grow in Containers & Low Hedge

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Provide full sun for the most flowers. They love at least six hours of direct sunlight a day...the more, the better! Look for a site with well-drained soil that doesn't stay soggy for long. During the first season, consistent water establishes their root systems. Give them a drink during hot, dry weather to protect your investment. Please water container plants regularly, plus add a layer of mulch over the soil surface.

Prune to shape in early spring, but do not cut them down to the ground each year. Every three years, rejuvenate them by simply cutting down a few of the oldest, thickest stems and leaving younger stems in place.

  • Full Sun For The Most Blooms
  • Once Established Becomes Drought Tolerant
  • Highly Adaptable To Salt, Poor Soil & Urban Conditions
  • Deer Avoid This Plant Unless Desperate
  • Extremely Cold Hardy, Rugged & Easy-Care

Shake things up with these intoxicating blooms. Order First Editions® Mandarin Tango® Potentilla from the Nature Hills Nursery shrub experts today! Lavish some love on your landscape! But hurry, as these are very popular.

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

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® Mandarin Tango® Potentilla Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-6
Growing Zones 2-6
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Potentilla fruticosa 'Jefman'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring