Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa 'Goldfinger')

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: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Flies
Containers: Not suitable for containers


Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 20, 2018 4:39 PM

'Goldfinger' has larger, but fewer flowers that are about 1.5 to 1.75 inches wide; its dark green foliage is of coarser texture for the species. It probably is the most popular of all the cultivars. Lots sold in the Midwest and East US. It gets about three feet high.

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