Potentilla - Marmalade #2
Marmalade® Potentilla - Potentilla fruticosa 'Jefmarm'
Height: 3 feet - Spread: 3 feet - Sunlight: full sun partial shade - Hardiness Zone: 3a
Description: A compact mounded shrub with a very tight habit and dark green foliage; intense orange double flowers from early summer until frost; the ultimate flowering shrub for northern gardens, hardy, tough and adaptable to all conditions, but dislikes wet soils
Ornamental Features: Marmalade® Potentilla features showy orange flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The small ferny compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Landscape Attributes: Marmalade® Potentilla is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.