Interesting Plant: Potentilla fruticosa ‘Goldfinger’

Interesting Plant: Potentilla fruticosa ‘Goldfinger’

Interesting Plant: Potentilla fruticosa 'Goldfinger'

The ‘Goldfinger’ will add a long-lasting splash of colour to your garden as the flowers are a vivid buttery yellow colour and appear from May to October. This hardy plant is great for costal locations and its dense and bushy habit makes it the perfect choice for a border. The foliage is pinnate in shape and has a lovely dark grey green colour to it. Plant this shrub alongside other potentillas like the ‘Red Lady’ to enjoy contrasting flowering colours. — Mail Order Trees

Discovered this via the article 13 unique and interesting plants to grow in your garden on the Greener Living Blog. There are quite a few plants I will highlight here in future posts. — Douglas

Potentilla /ˌptənˈtɪlə/[1] is a genus containing over 300[2] species of annualbiennial and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the rose familyRosaceae. They are usually called cinquefoils in English. Potentilla are generally only found throughout the northern continents of the world (holarctic), though some may even be found in montane biomes of the New Guinea Highlands. Several other cinquefoils formerly included here are now separated in distinct genera – notably the popular garden shrub P. fruticosa, now Dasiphora fruticosa.

Some species are called tormentils, though this is often used specifically for common tormentil (P. erecta). Others are referred to as barren strawberries, which may also refer to P. sterilis in particular, or to the closely related but not congeneric Waldsteinia fragarioides. — Wikipedia

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Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas

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