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Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Primrose Beauty')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty'

Other names

Shrubby cinquefoil 'Primrose Beauty'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Primrose Beauty' _ 'Primrose Beauty' is a compact, bushy, deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into narrowly oblong, grey-green leaflets and, from late spring to mid-autumn, pale-yellow flowers with darker centres.


Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow, Pale-yellow in Spring; Yellow, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Primrose Beauty') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Roof terrace, Coastal

Cultivation

Grows in most soils but flowers fade quickly in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty'

Other names

Shrubby cinquefoil 'Primrose Beauty'

Genus

Potentilla Potentilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Primrose Beauty' _ 'Primrose Beauty' is a compact, bushy, deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into narrowly oblong, grey-green leaflets and, from late spring to mid-autumn, pale-yellow flowers with darker centres.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Pale-yellow in Spring; Yellow, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty' (Shrubby cinquefoil 'Primrose Beauty') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Roof terrace, Coastal

Cultivation

Grows in most soils but flowers fade quickly in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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