Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa 'Orange Whisper')

Botanical names:
Dasiphora fruticosa Accepted
Potentilla fruticosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 30 inches
Plant Spread: 3'
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Division
Pollinators: Flies
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Comments:
Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Jan 24, 2012 2:22 PM

Orange Whisper Potentilla is a uniform mound shape shrub with an abundance of small orange flowers throughout the summer. Holds the orange color well. Continual blooming adds a striking contrast to any landscape.
Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new spring growth. Little pruning is needed, prune broken or damage limbs.

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