One of my most favourite shrubs is the Potentilla. There are many names for this shrub which, I believe originates from the bitter tundra and is therefore sometimes called the ‘Tundra Rose.’ Once established, it is at home in drier and warmer climes – but must be watered well in when first introduced into the garden especially if planted during the Summertime.
It is deciduous by nature and this particular bush is around twenty years old with a beautiful uniform and upright habit. Cuttings are best taken from the base where it throws out new growth from under the soil. Trowel out one or two small stems and plant them firmly in moist ground to achieve a new plant. Although this plant is bright yellow, there are Potentillas available in a variety of colours ranging from white, yellow, orange right through to red.