Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Bloom Time: June through October
Bloom Color: Yellow
Drought & Deer Resistant
Attracts: Beneficial to bees & butterflies, host plant for Emperor Moth & the Grizzled Skipper
Very low maintenance!
Shrubby Cinquefoil, (Potentilla fruticosa), is a deciduous shrub belonging to the Rose family (Rosaceae). Shrubby Cinquefoil has showy yellow rose-like flowers that offer beautiful blooms in the middle to late parts of the summer and in some areas, it can even give your prairie a vibrant yellow color into October. Standing at 3 to 4 feet tall and up to 5 feet wide, Potentilla fruticosa enjoys full sun exposure and a variety of soils. It is a hardy, drought tolerant plant and does well in clay soils and sandy soils. Shrubby Cinquefoil can tolerate part shade, but to see the full potential of the blooms, it is best to keep it in full sun.
It is deer and rabbit resistant, making it a fabulous option if these animals are an issue in your gardens and prairies. In addition, the blossoms are known to attract butterflies, making this a pollinator friendly species! Dasiphora fruticosa and Pentaphylloides floribunda are synonyms.
Information from www.prairiemoon.com