Also from the shrubby cinquefoil family this particularly lovely variety of Potentilla; Potentillla Abbotswood, is hardy, easy to grow and requires little attention and in return gives from late spring all summer long masses of flowers.
This is possible one of the best of the Potentilla varieties producing displays of snow white blooms with a little burst of yellow in the centre from spring until late September and if the weather is kind sometimes later. Potentilla Abbotswood has soft green foliage which turns red in autumn giving even more to enrich the garden. They make a great plant for rockeries being hardy, pest and disease free.
Plant Potentilla Abbotswood at a spacing of 3-5 plants per metre for an informal hedge 50-75cm high or in rockeries or parkland then 5-6 square metre will give a good effect. Dead stems can be removed when you see them, or crossing branches can be removed after flowering. You can lightly trim in late spring.
These bare root plants can be planted November to March. Bare rooted plants are economical to purchase and easy to plant with good ground preparation done in advance. Then sit back and wait for the show of colour in springtime.
If you require any additional advice about planting or the habits of Potentilla then please don’t hesitate to give our team a call and they will be more than happy to help.