This naturally compact upright mounded shrub is bathed in pale yellow double flowers all season long; fine textured rich green foliage, makes a good groundcover; hardy, tough and adaptable to all conditions, but dislikes wet soils
Lemon Meringue™ Potentilla is bathed in stunning buttery yellow flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has green foliage throughout the season. The small ferny compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Lemon Meringue™ Potentilla is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. 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.
Lemon Meringue™ Potentilla is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.
Lemon Meringue™ Potentilla makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
- Mature Height: 3 feet
- Mature Width: 3 feet
- Sunlight: Sun, Part Sun
- Soil Conditions: Generally Dry, Moist (Typical)
Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, it holds the same glorious potential!