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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
shrubby cinquefoil 'Elizabeth'
Potentilla fruticosa 'Sutter's Gold' Potentilla 'Elizabeth'
Potentilla fruticosa var. arbuscula Potentilla arbuscula
Potentilla can be herbaceous perennials, deciduous shrubs, or annuals, with palmately or pinnately divided leaves and solitary or clustered, saucer-shaped, 5-petalled flowers appearing over a long period
'Elizabeth' is a spreading deciduous shrub to 90cm tall, with pinnate grey-green leaves and primrose yellow flowers from late spring to early autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or North-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow well in most soils but flowers fade more rapidly in full sun and last longer in moister soils
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds
Coastal City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 10
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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