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Potentilla fruticosa Red Robin
Potentilla fruticosa Red Robin
Potentilla fruticosa Red Robin
Potentilla fruticosa Red Robin

Potentilla fruticosa 'Red Robin'

Perfect solution for any garden
Grows to
Grows To
100 cm
100 cm
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Plant Care Information:

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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1 x 9cm Pot

Item: 511119
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Grows to
Grows To
100 cm
100 cm

1 x 9cm Pot

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  • A wonderful profusion of rich-red flowers from late spring to mid-autumn
  • Low-growing and bushy, an ideal shrub for many garden locations, in full sun or semi-shade
  • Makes an eye-catching feature when planted in a container
  • Fully hardy and easy to grow, tolerates drought and cold temperatures
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot for immediate planting
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One of the easiest and most hardy of all herbaceous perennials, Potentilla fruticosa 'Red Robin' will reward you with masses of red flowers throughout the summer and even into autumn.

Vibrant and rich-red flowers contrast particularly well against rich green, bushy foliage.

A versatile and attractive feature in many gardens, its bushy, low-growing habit makes it perfect for the front of beds and borders, as well as rock and gravel gardens. It is also a great choice for banks and slopes and a colourful option for informal hedging. It makes an eye-catching display when planted in a pot or container on a patio or decking.

This deciduous, low-maintenance shrub boasts good pest and disease resistance. It is very hardy and, when fully established, will tolerate drought and very cold temperatures.

Plant in full sun or partial shade, and ideally in moist, but well-drained, soil. Potentillas are happy in most soil conditions.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready to plant out.

What Is Supplied

Item 511119 supplied as:

1 x 9cm Pot

Top Tips

  • Prefers a little shade during the heat of the day to keep blooming for longer and prevent the flower colour from fading.
  • Add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help the plant establish more quickly.

Care Information

  • Can be planted at any time of the year, as long as the soil is not frozen, waterlogged or drought-dry.
  • Select an appropriate spot for your plant, making sure that you give it enough space to grow to its full size.
  • Choose a semi-shaded or sunny position that has some shade during the day.
  • Will tolerate a wide range of conditions but ideally prefers a moist, well-drained soil, so add plenty of well-rotted manure into the hole if necessary.
  • Dig a hole slightly wider than the nursery pot, forking over the bottom to loosen the soil. Add some good-quality fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone. Plant to the same depth as the nursery pot and backfill with soil, firming around the planting area with your heel.
  • Keep well-watered until established, but after a few weeks in the ground, your plant will not need much watering.
  • If planted in a pot or container, water enough so that the soil does not dry out about once a week through spring and summer, or more if the weather is hot.
  • Very hardy and low maintenance, but for best results, feed in late autumn/early winter, then mulch to preserve moisture through the winter.
  • Plants can be tidied by trimming back in autumn when they have finished flowering, or as necessary in the summer to maintain shape.

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Plant Dimensions
100 cm
100 cm
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