A slice of sunny perfection! Are you new to gardening and having trouble picking out something easy, but pretty and bushy that will fill up some sunny bare spot? Or are you a long-time gardener with a sunny garden spot where you just can't seem to coax anything to grow and play nice? Well, the Primrose Beauty Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty') is the answer to your prayers!
Consistently on "Top 10" lists of no-fuss landscape plants. Primrose Beauty is a deciduous (meaning that it loses its leaves in the winter) arching shrub with grey-green leaves. And as lovely as the leaves are, the real star power here is the pale primrose-yellow flowers that bloom for months and months! The prolific pale yellow flowers can bloom for up to five full months starting in the spring and continuing until hard frost.
The flowers look like Wild Roses, which makes sense because they are a relative of the Rose family! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 2 to 7, these deciduous shrubs grow 2-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet in width. Disease, drought, pest, cold, and highly adaptable, there's little these tough native cultivars tolerate extremes while looking pretty doing it!
What is outstanding about Primrose Beauty is that the color will go with anything else in your garden. You won't find a color that they will clash with, so plant them freely! The buttery blooms and blue-green foliage, plus the Primrose Beauty's fine texture, add a pastel and soft calming presence to Pollinator, Perennial, and Cottage gardens!
But its rugged nature also makes it look lovely in more adverse conditions! That is where Potentilla comes into play. Potentilla becomes the workhorse of your landscape. Great for xeric-scaping and fire-wise landscapes alike!
Everyone has one of those spots in the garden that is hot and dry, and nothing seems to do very well. Because Primrose Beauty tolerates urban conditions, it's often used in commercial settings and is sure to do incredibly for your garden. Maybe you have an eroding slope or hard-to-mow embankment. Mulch the area and mass a group of Potentilla for an easy ground cover for you.
Potentillas are low-maintenance natives of North America and these cultivars also display the same hardiness and adaptability! They thrive in just about any soil, are super hardy, flower prolifically, are cold-hardy, and are very disease and pest resistant!
They do best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil and love sunny, exposed areas. Provide regular moisture during their first growing season and supplemental moisture throughout their first summer. A touch of fertilizer and a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch around the plant's roots will give them insulation and support.
Potentillas are best pruned in late winter to control size and shape. Pruning is simple and may only have to be done every other year or so. Once the plants have been in place for a few years or more, perform a renewal pruning every 3-5 years, simply remove the tallest and thickest stems out right to the ground leaving the thinner stems in place to flower profusely.
Extremely versatile in your color scheme with no fuss. What's not to love about Potentilla Primrose Beauty? These popular plants can sell out fast, so order yours early from Nature Hills!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pale Yellow|
|Foliage Color||Gray Green|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|