Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Beauty'

Bush Cinquefoil

Tips for Homeowners:

Completely cut back the shrub by at least half or to ground level in late winter to allow it to regrow fresh in the spring.

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The bright green foliage will be covered with the pink flowers all summer, but when nights are too hot the flowers may fade.

  • Dark-green, fine-textured leaves
  • Long-lasting, pink flowers
  • Rounded, mounded habit

Use for summer color in house foundation plantings, perennial borders or in large groups for a short hedge. Will grow best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Zone: 3-7
Color: Pink

Interesting Notes about Bush Cinquefoil:

Potentilla is a small, colorful shrub that can tolerate very cold temperatures, but in climates warmer than Zone 7 the heat and humidity are a challenge and affect their performance. They are durable, take short periods of drought and flooding, and transplant easily. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Long Blooming
  • Specimen
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Blooms all Season

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water