Dasiphora Fruitcosa (Yellow Potentilla, Medicine Wheel Cinquefoil)

(1 customer review)


This a very rare dwarf spreading groundcover variety that grows 1ftx x 3ft. with grey-green foliage and bright yellow flowers from spring until frost.  Originally found growing wild in the high elevation mountains of Utah, note the name! They are extremely cold hardy, deer resistant and grow in poor soils. This plant’s growth habit makes it look great along walkways or in large areas as a groundcover. They can be planted 3ft. apart and will grow together to create a solid mass of yellow! (shrubby cinquefoil , tundra rose)

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Colorado Hardy Plants are just that… hardy! We have sought out plant varieties that provide low maintenance, use little or no water once established, and are simply hardy enough to grow where others don’t.

We grow and ship our plants in 5″ or quart-size (in certain varieties) plastic containers. Knowing that the root system is the most important part of the plant we guarantee. our plants to have a large root system that fills the container.

CHP is a small family operation! We propagate, pot, water, prune, and personally package the pants you order from us. Most of our plants are grown from cuttings taken from the plants or seeds collected nearby the nursery at an elevation of 6300 ft. Our weather is extreme with temps below 0 are common in the winter and intense sunlight all summer long. We don’t grow plants in heated greenhouses, they have to be able to survive the elements!

Please note that deciduous plants ordered in the winter months and early spring will have been pruned a minimum of 30% compared to photos and may have no leaves

Our nursery is also licensed and inspected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Nursery Division and holds a current Japanese Beetle Certificate. We only ship USPS Priority Mail, so your plants are sure to arrive quickly. You’ll note in our feedback that our shipping process is a sight to behold. We love our customers so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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1 review for Dasiphora Fruitcosa (Yellow Potentilla, Medicine Wheel Cinquefoil)

  1. Linda, Loveland, Colorado (verified owner)

    I ordered 20 of these “spreading potentilla”. They were packaged really well and each plant was impressively beautiful when they arrived. I planted them in the beginning of May, 2021 and they began to flower by the end of May. The small, bright yellow flowers lasted throughout the summer and into October. The best part is that they not only survived the winter but are already blooming in mid-May, 2022! I planted these potentilla in a steep rock garden and around the base of the garden. I built up the soil around the base of the plants when I planted them, but the soil surrounding this area is typical Colorado mountain soil. Most of these plants do get watered with a drip system but the plants that are outside of the water area also came back this spring, however, they are smaller and are not in flower yet. (in May) But they look healthy so I anticipate that they will grow and flower as the season progresses. I live in the foothills and it is difficult to grow anything here but I’ve found that these spreading potentilla are truly an amazing ground cover!

    • Hart

      Hi Linda- Thank you for your comments and update on how your Potentilla is doing.Glad to hear they are happy in their new home.

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