Dakota Sunspot® Potentilla -- Potentilla fruticosa ‘Fargo’ (RFM-09)


potentilla_in_landscapeA compact shrub that will mature at 2 ½ to 3 feet tall with a spread of 3 to 4 feet. Its leaves are bright green. The half inch wide leaves are distributed the full length of the branches. It flowers very profusely from late spring until killing frosts in late fall. The flowers are less than 1 inch across and are a deep golden color. Dakota Sunspot® is most like the cultivar ‘Hurstbourne’, but is more dwarf and has larger flowers. It will reach essentially mature size in 3 to 5 years. Available in nursery trade. Hardy in USDA Zone 2b-3. May well be the most floriferous flowering potentilla cultivar.

Potential Uses or Applications

Nursery stock, foundation plantings, shrub borders and hedges

Development Stage

Plant propagation material can be obtained from NDSU Plant Sciences Department or shrubs from licensed nursery subject to availability.

Patent Status

U.S. Trademark registered – Dakota Sunspot®
Canadian Trademark registered

Licensing Status

This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.

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