Potentilla - Pink Beauty #2
Pink Beauty Potentilla - Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Beauty'
Height: 30 inches - Spread: 3 feet - Sunlight: full sun partial shade - Hardiness Zone: 2a
Description: Considered one of the finest selections, this compact shrub bears showy pink flowers from June until frost over fine textured dusty green foliage; hardy, tough and adaptable to all conditions, flower color is best with afternoon shade, dislikes wet soils
Ornamental Features: Pink Beauty Potentilla has pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has bluish-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: Pink Beauty 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.