The Q&A Archives: No Blooms On Potentilla

Question: I've had potentilla (?) bushes for about ten years and they rarely have more than a few blossoms. Every other person's plants seem to be totally covered with bloom. What's wrong with mine??

Answer: Potentilla blooms best in full sun, and it blooms on the new growth of the season. A late winter or early spring trim can help stimulateadditional growth tips. Pruning in late spring, however, would trim off the main crop of flower buds for the season.

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