Botanical Name: Potentilla Fruticosa ‘Red Ace’
Key Feature: Colorful and Carefree
Light Needs: Full sun
Landscape Uses: Border, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Ground Cover, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Urban Garden
Watering Needs: Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Botanical Pronunciation: poh-ten-TIL-a froo-ti-KOH-sa
Plant type: Shrub
Growth habit: Rounded
Growth rate: Moderate
Average landscape size: Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Special features: Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise
Foliage color: Green
Blooms: Late Spring through Fall
Flower color: Red
Flower attributes: Showy Flowers
Garden style: Cottage, Rustic
Design Ideas: Makes a strong accent in a perennial border. Adds a jolt of intense color to green shrub borders. Use at the turns of garden paths or adjacent to the transition from one type of ground surface to another.
Companion Plants: Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Catmint (Nepeta)
Thrives in light, well-drained, sandy soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate dry spells. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune lightly after flowering.Pruning time: early spring.