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Potentilla 'Goldfinger'


Potentilla 'Goldfinger' (Potentilla fruticosa)

I thought I had lost this as it was trying to grow under an overgrown shrub, had become leggy trying to reach some light I think. I potted it up last May and it's recovered well and has started to flower.



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Its a lovely bright one isn't it? The catalogue of a garden centre near where we used t live listed Potentillas as "the best value for money of any shrub". So true, they just go on and on. Fantastic.

20 Sep, 2016

 

A great one to brighten up the borders.....

21 Sep, 2016

 

Really vibrant....Its lovely Hb

21 Sep, 2016

 

I think I'd better buy one. I like things that go on & on. Which variety would you say is the smallest, short & compact?

22 Sep, 2016

 

According to Google there's one called Marian Red Robin that only grows to 75cm. Red ones do best with some shade as the colour fades in strong sun. I have two different yellow ones and neither gets very tall (lost labels once again...)

22 Sep, 2016

 

Our neighbour has one in her front garden and it has been there for 16 years and flowers all summer....

25 Sep, 2016

 

This one used to before it was overshadowed by the shrub. I also have Abbotswood and that one is very sprawling but flowers well from early spring to the really cold weather.

25 Sep, 2016

 

I dont have the room for sprawling, they have to be compact...

25 Sep, 2016

 

Luckily I planted it above the low retaining wall so it cascades over that. We tried to push the branches over to the side yesterday and pin them over as it was growing over the corner of the lawn and the grass was dying beneath it.

25 Sep, 2016

 

My OH hates anything growing over his lawn lol

25 Sep, 2016

 

Looks to be doing well ;0)

26 Sep, 2016

 

I have spotted a place in the garden I want to plant it in the spring now it has picked up.

26 Sep, 2016



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