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Lemon Meringue™ Potentilla

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2 - 9

If you’re searching for a creamy yellow flowering shrub to add to your landscape, don’t pass up the Lemon Meringue Potentilla! This beautiful cold-hardy shrub will bring delight each late-spring through fall with long-lasting double yellow flowers and bright green foliage. Its growth habit will have your landscape looking gorgeous with minimal maintenance. With a small span of 2’-3’ tall by 2’-3’ wide, this shrub will fit in almost anywhere!

A deciduous mounding shrub, this beauty has minimal maintenance needed to thrive within your landscape. It is deer resistant as its foliage is not palatable to deer. In contrast, butterflies will be drawn to this shrub in search of nectar. Created in the Canadian plains, this shrub can withstand the cold of zone 2.

The Lemon Meringue Potentilla is used as an alternative to boxwood or holly hedges. Due to the mounding habit and the ease of pruning, this makes a wonderful, shapeable hedge. You may also choose to plant individually, within raised beds, as mass planting or border planting.

Lemon Meringue Potentilla Plant Care

Lemon Meringue Potentilla thrives in full sun (6+ hours of sunlight per day). It does not like wet feet, so ensure that its new home is not in low-lying areas within your landscape.

To best establish your Lemon Meringue Potentilla, plant during cooler months in spring or fall. When planting, keep the crown of the plant level with the surface. Evaluate the nutrient density of the soil. If it is mostly clay or sand, amend with aged compost in an equal ratio of native soil to compost. For best results, add a 2” layer of aged compost on top of the newly planted shrub to allow nutrients to seep into the root base over time. Soil pH should range from acidic to neutral or 5-7 pH.

Fertilizing may be done once a year by using a 2” layer of aged compost on top of the root base or a balanced shake and feed fertilizer. Shake and feed fertilizers may be 18-24-16, 20-20-20 or 20-30-20.

Whether you choose to plant your Lemon Meringue Potentilla in hedges, container planting, mass planting, border planting or individual planting – the pruning is easy! You may choose to shape in any way you wish. It is best to shear or prune in late winter before new growth comes in.

Lemon Meringue Potentilla Plant Spacing

With the mounding growth habit, its span is 2’-3’ tall and 2’-3’ wide. If you are planting as a hedge, you may wish to space each shrub 2’-3’ apart to allow a dense hedge-line. If you’re looking for a looser foliage look, space 3’-4’ apart. Within garden beds that are shared with other varieties of plants, keep the Lemon Meringue Potentilla 3’-4’ away from the root bases of the surrounding plants.

Lemon Meringue™ Potentilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description: Double Yellow
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Lemon Meringue™ Potentilla
Other Name(s):

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations