Abbotswood Potentilla is awesome plant! It’s easy to grow, easy to care for, super easy to propagate and it really easy to keep it looking nice in a landscape.
Abbottswood, like most Potentilla is a prolific bloomer. It starts blooming in June and blooms all summer long right on into fall.
Hardy in zones 3 through 7.
What I really like about this plant is that it blooms on current years growth. That means that the flower buds never get frozen out since they don’t even start forming until June.
The more you prune this plant the better it blooms. If you want to keep it at any certain size all you have to do is cut it back really hard in the fall and come spring it will explode with fresh new growth and explode into bloom in June.
In the nursery we often prune ours mid summer so they look good for our fall sales. Right after we prune them they put on some new growth and start making more flower buds.
Potentilla are very easy to propagate. In cooler states you can start doing softwood cuttings around June 1st to mid June, in warmer states you can start in early to mid may. You can keep taking cuttings all summer, into the fall, right on into mid winter. It’s early December here in Ohio as I write this and we are making potentilla cuttings today.
Learn more about propagating them here;
Softwood Cutting Propagation in the Summer.
Hardwood Cutting Propagation in the Winter.
Is Abbotswood Potentilla a good seller?
Absolutely! Just look at those blooms. That makes them like a customer magnet. And because they never get big and gangling, are easy to keep small in the landscape, they are extremely popular.
You can sell these right out of your backyard yard as rooted cuttings, liners, or in a Small Pot for $5.97 each like I do.
A rooted cutting is exactly as it sounds, a cutting, pretty much a stick, with some leaves and roots on the bottom. A liner is a rooted cutting that has been grown out for one growing season. It is starting to branch out and has a much heavier root system than a rooted cutting.
In Our Members Area Rooted Cuttings typically sell from 65 cents to $1.25 each and liners go for $1.25 to $2.50 each depending on what they are. I just purchased about 200 French Lilacs from one of our members for about $3.00 each! Can you believe that? Really rare, difficult to find, French Lilacs at $3.00 each.
That’s what Our Members Area is All About. Buying, selling, getting help from other members daily.
Questions or comments? Post them below and I’ll check back and answer questions.
J Bertalon says
Are they bothered by deer?
If the deer eat them they will come back just fine.
Joan Hawk says
Will French Lilacs grow and bloom in Atlanta Ga.?
Sharon Herron says
Yes, I have one on the north side of my house and it gets shade in the afternoon. It does bloom. It has been growing about 10 years.