First Editions Marmalade Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa ‘Jefmarm’)

First Editions Marmalade Potentilla

Yummy hues! Add a sweet burst of bold color to brighten up your sunny spots! First Editions® Marmalade® Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa ‘Jefmarm’) offers exceptional performance and gorgeous double blooms for months! Although each citrusy bloom is small, their double row of petals makes a huge visual impact. You’ll love having so many cheerful flowers over the season!

Snip a few to bring indoors. They make a fun cut flower to use in tiny bud vases on your breakfast table. Don’t worry … you’ll have plenty to share with critical populations of beneficial pollinators. Adding plenty of flowering plants to your landscape looks amazing, but also provides plenty of nectar resources to keep your local ecological systems happy and healthy.

Feel great about this floriferous choice. Marmalade® Potentilla develops into a lush, well-branched, rounded little shrub. Spread some joy with their easy charm. Like their namesake, they’ll add a punch of tasty color to start your day. Even novice gardeners will have wild success with these flowering shrubs, so they’re fantastic gifts that are sure to cheer anyone up!

You may hear Potentilla called Cinquefoil. These beloved plants are found on many continents and are admired for their fine-textured leaves as a green symbol of loyalty and strength. Perhaps that’s because they are so durable. Marmalade® Potentillas may look petite and tender…but they survive arctic-style cold in USDA growing zones 2 – 6!

Planting and Application:

There are so many ways to decorate your daily life with these darling little plants. Layer in these compact deciduous flowering shrubs wherever you want a zippy touch of color. Make your family and friends smile whether you grow Marmalade® Potentillas in the ground, or use them in containers. Create a happy place on your balcony with several pots filled with Marmalade®.

Potted containers make a very welcome gift, too! Show off your good taste on Mother’s Day! Trust us…she’ll be thrilled with the flower power. Buy one or two for yourself, and place a matched pair of outdoor containers on either side of your front door.

After their first season, in-ground plants become drought tolerant. They are an excellent choice for xeriscapes and easy garden designs and are recommended on many Firescaping/Fire-wise lists. Commercial property owner? Use their bold hues to draw the eye of passersby with this water-wise, low-growing shrub.

Why not mix in a Mandarin Tango® Potentilla, too? Mix and match our Potentilla cultivars for a custom “sweet and sour” look that coordinates beautifully! Potentilla is a member of the Rose family and mixes well with other perennials and flowering shrubs. Create a delightful mixed bed with coordinating Easy Elegance® All the Rage Rose and a contrasting, red-foliaged selection like First Editions® Lambrusco™ Barberry.

We offer so many options to choose from. Bring the heat with red, orange and yellow tones, or go bold by pairing Marmalade® with blue and purple blooms to really “pop” your planting. Marmalade® Potentilla is a great choice to improve the look of your front yard foundation planting. Expand existing plantings as needed to tuck a row of these accents on the sunny side of evergreen shrubs.

You can even use these cute shrubs in formal gardens. Replace the annual bedding plants in the center of Boxwood-lined rectangles with these easy-care modern cultivars. Enjoy the process of planning out a new garden bed. Reclaim some of the lawn to develop a spectacular island bed for a pretty view from the deck.

  • Showy Double Brilliant Orange Blooms from Early Summer to Fall
  • Finely Cut, Dark Green Soft, Ferny Foliage
  • Tight, Rounded Growth Habit
  • Butterflies Love These Nectar-Rich Blossoms & Engaging Cut Flowers
  • Perfect for Small Space Gardens
  • Excellent Foundation Plant, Bright & Bold Edging, Containers

Tips for Care:

This sturdy little shrub loves sunshine! Give them at least six hours of direct sunlight a day for the most plentiful flowering display. Plant Marmalade® in well-drained soil. If you need to improve drainage, add additional soil to a raised bed. They will require a consistent schedule of water to get their roots established. Afterward, please water in extended high heat to protect your investment. Container-grown plants need water regularly.

Mulch is a great idea to keep the soil cool and reduce surface evaporation. Apply a three-inch layer over the roots, then pull it back away from directly touching the stems. Shape them with light pruning in early spring, but avoid cutting to ground level. Instead, rejuvenate them by cutting a few of the thickest, oldest stems out every three years; and leave younger stems in place to bloom their heads off.

  • Low-Maintenance In Full Sun
  • Highly Adaptable to Any Well-Drained Site – Tolerates Poor Soils
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Prune Late Winter To Shape
  • Truly Carefree, Cold Hardy & Widely Adapted
  • Once Established Becomes Drought Tolerant
  • Wildly Cold Hardy & Rarely Damaged by Deer

Get a fresh serving of that intense shade of orange for many months each year.

First Editions Marmalade Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa ‘Jefmarm’) Details

Common name First Editions Marmalade Potentilla
Botanical name Potentilla fruticosa 'Jefmarm'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 2-6
Growth rate Medium
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Low Once Established
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Orange