Potentilla fruticosa 'Katherine Dykes', Sir Harold Hillier Garden

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Katherine Dykes’

Shrubby cinquefoil

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Potentilla fruticosa 'Katherine Dykes'
  • Common name: Shrubby cinquefoil
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Shrubby cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa, is a small compact shrub bearing masses of yellow flowers from late spring to autumn. It’s perfect for adding colour to a well-drained herbaceous border, in full sun or partial shade. 

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Potentilla fruticosa ‘Katherine Dykes’ is a slightly taller variety, bearing primrose-yellow flowers. It’s well suited to growing as a short informal hedge. For best results grow Potentilla fruticosa ‘Katherine Dykes’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Trim back annually in spring to maintain its shape. 

How to grow Potentilla 'Katherine Dykes'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Potentilla 'Katherine Dykes' and wildlife

Potentilla 'Katherine Dykes' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Potentilla 'Katherine Dykes' poisonous?

Potentilla 'Katherine Dykes' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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