Potentilla dilemma

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RickR
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I grew Miss Willmott when I was a kid, maybe 16 years old.  In my hotter summers it had nice color only in cooler weather.  It was quite gangly, too.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

cohan
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RickR wrote:

I grew Miss Willmott when I was a kid, maybe 16 years old.  In my hotter summers it had nice color only in cooler weather.  It was quite gangly, too.

In theory we could have some warmer and drier summers than we have the last few years, but I'm not holding my breath...lol the plant is also in a site where it would probably always have cool feet..
Gangly for sure, which doesn't necessarily bother me-- does factor in to what should be planted near it! I have a white flowering Geranium that I think has to be moved...lol
The biggest plus of all is that it is almost in front of my  mom's house, and she especially loves the colour-- lucky accident planting it there!
I like it enough I will probably try some in other sorts of sites- maybe naturalised in open native shrubs, for example...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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