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Potentilla fruticosa 'Coronation Triumph'

Shrubby Cinquefoil / Syn. Dasyphora floribunda

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'Coronation Triumph' is a heavy blooming selection with bright yellow flowers on a dense mounded plant. The flowers bloom from mid-spring until the first frost and are a great nectar source for butterflies and other insects. It offers excellent foliage all season long and has an extremely long blooming period.


  • Excellent source of nectar for butterflies and other pollinators in early spring
  • Longest blooming period of all cinquefoils
  • Dense growth provides cover for wildlife
  • Seed capsules provide fall and winter food for songbirds as well as quail and grouse
  • Deer resistant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Will grow in sun to light shade but flowers best in full sun. Prefers moist, well-drained soil but grows well in poor dry sites, too. Very cold tolerant. To keep a dense rounded habit, cut the entire plant back every two to three years. This type of renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant in late winter.

2-3 Feet


3-4 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Native Range

Bogs, fens calcareous outcrops summits and tundra from Newfoundland to the Northwest Territories and Alaska south to California and New Mexico (in the mountains) to Illinois and New Jersey in the east.

Native Trivia

Potentilla's long bloom time makes for great, long-term butterfly viewing in the landscape.

"The heavy bloom on this plant keeps me and my butterfly friends happy all summer."

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
  • Small Shrubs
  • Filtered Shade
  • Sun
  • Well-drained
  • Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
  • Average
  • Dry
  • Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
  • Beneficial insects
  • Butterflies
Bloom Time
  • Fall
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Late Summer
  • Summer
Critter Resistance
  • Deer Resistant
Habitat Collection
  • Butterfly
Native Habitat
  • Grassland
Foliage Color
  • Green
  • Accent
  • Border
  • Drought tolerant
  • Hedge, screen
  • Mass plant
  • Meadow
  • Rock garden
  • Specimen
Native to
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming