Common Name : Potentilla fruticosa 'Bellissima'Family : RosaceaeType : Bushy shrubHabit : BushyHeight : 10-50 cmSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : PinkFlowering from : Juneto SeptemberFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : Deep greenSunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - AutumnHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
A new and compact cinquefoil, that will make a great addition to a sunny patio, rock garden or front of border position. It flowers over an incredibly long time, and the rich pink flowers are really eyecatching. Tough and undemanding, it will become tolerant of drought once established, and it rarely succumbs to pests or diseases.
Garden care: Trim lightly after flowering, cutting the older stems to the base and removing weak, spindly growth. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.