Plant Care Widdy


About Widdy

Shrubby Cinquefoil is an easy plant to grow. It can be planted in part shade or in full sun. It is drought tolerant and well-draining soils are essential. This plant struggles in the high humidity conditions of SE USA. It's a dense shrub related to the strawberry with numerous upright branches.


Dasiphora fruticosa

Also known as

Shrubby Cinquefoil, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Golden hardhack, Bush cinquefoil, Shrubby five-finger, Tundra rose and potentilla fruticosa

How to care for Widdy


How often to water your Widdy

Water needs for Widdy
0.5 cups
every 9

Widdy needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Widdy

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Shrubby Cinquefoil in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Widdy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Widdy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Widdy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Widdy in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Widdy

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Widdy: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Widdy after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Widdy is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Widdy



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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