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Marmalade Potentilla

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2 - 6

Marmalade Potentilla is the cutest and also the toughest ground cover around. The super compact size is covered in semi-double blooms from early summer all of the way until the first freeze. The small, dark foliage is the perfect backdrop to the juicy orange marmalade blooms. Marmalade Potentilla is lovely used as an edging plant for a garden bed or planted at the top of a retaining wall where it can drape over and soften the look.

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Marmalade’ is extremely cold tolerant and deciduous. The finely shaped foliage is deer and disease resistant. Native bees and other beneficial pollinators will visit Potentilla all season long. 

Marmalade Potentilla Care

Potentilla thrive on very poor soil. They are great for use in the hottest and driest parts of the garden. Full sun will ensure that it blooms all summer. Extra irrigation will be needed until this shrub is fully established and also during periods of extended drought. Fertilizing is needed only once a season as the new growth emerges early in the spring. A well balanced, slow release fertilizer is recommended. Mulching Potentillas in the coldest of the hardiness zones will help ensure that it survives the winter. 

Pruning is not needed with this little gem. When shaping is desired, the best time to prune ia at the beginning of the spring when the new growth is emerging. Marmalade Potentilla will tolerate salt spray and heavy winds, making it a must for seaside garden plantings.

Marmalade Potentilla Spacing

Marmalade has a height of 2-3 feet and a width of 2-3 feet. This shrub should be planted 24 inches- 30 inches, center on center. Marmalade can also be used as a filler plant in mixed containers to give seasonal interest.

Marmalade Potentilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 6
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Edging, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Marmalade Potentilla
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and 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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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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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

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.