Learning Download: How to Grow Potentilla
Potentilla is a native shrub that is small and rounded. This shrub will attract beneficial insects to the garden, and it’s also deer resistant. The blooms are buttercup-like, and the leaves are small and finely textured which gives the shrub a delicate appearance.
Before Planting: Prior to planting, make sure you amend the soil with compost.
Planting: Direct sow after your last spring frost.
Watering: Potentilla is drought resistant but likes moisture. Water during prolonged dry spells.
Fertilizer: Fertilize in the spring with a layer of compost and an organic plant food.
Days to Maturity: Potentilla will bloom from midsummer to when the frost comes.
Harvesting: Since it resembles a shrub, Potentilla isn’t a harvestable plant.
Tips: Potentilla will continue to grow year after year. however, following winter, there may be some dieback in the plant. Each spring, prune out any dead or diseased branches. Throughout the summer, continue to prune to help shape the plant.