Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa 'Gold Drop')

Botanical names:
Dasiphora fruticosa Accepted
Potentilla fruticosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 2 feet, even to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Flies
Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

specimen in bloom

Photo gallery:
Location: Lancaster County, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-09-20specimen in bloom
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Location: West Chicago, IllinoisDate: summer in the early 1980'syellow flowers and foliage
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Location: West Chicago, IllinoisDate: summer in the early 1980'sa planted group in bloom
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2016-09-05a few shrubs with some September bloom
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 20, 2018 4:30 PM

'Gold Drop' has been one of the most popular cultivars in the Midwest and East US. Its smaller flowers are about 7/8" wide and are more numerous than most other cultivars. Its foliage is more bright green and of finer texture, and the shrub usually gets about 2 feet high. "Farreri' is the same cultivar.

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