Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa Dakota Sunspot®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Dakota Sunspot®
Cultivar name: 'Fargo'
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
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Flies


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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Aug 28, 2014 10:24 AM

What I love most about this plant is that it will begin blooming in late May and doesn't wind down until late August in my zone 6b garden. Drought tolerant and very hardy to zone 2, it has been through some rough seasons here. I have not had any disease or bug issues with it.

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