Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin' (PBR)

Potentilla - Potentilla fruticosa  'Marian Red Robin' (PBR)

Common Name: Potentilla
Genus: Potentilla
Species: fruticosa
Cultivar: 'Marian Red Robin' (PBR)

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit, RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Masses of vibrant vermilion red flowers with yellow centres and undersides appear from May to October among pretty, deeply cut dark green leaves. Since the colour quickly fades to orange in full sun, this deciduous shrub does best in partial shade. It is an excellent spreading, long-flowering plant for a sunny, well-drained mixed border and is generally pest and disease free.

  • Garden care: Trim lightly after flowering, cutting the older stems to the base and removing weak spindly growth. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.


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