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Bella Bellissima® Potentilla

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2 - 8

Bella Bellissima is a Potentilla that survives both the coldest and hottest weather. The compact form and giant pink blooms make for quite a nice choice for a sunny, sandy spot. Potentilla makes for  a great groundcover on a slope or planted in smaller groups in a sunny garden bed. With low maintenance and a long growing season, Bella Bellissima ™ is a winner.

Potentilla is deer and rabbit resistant. Any soil is fine for these shrubs, as long as it is well drained and has average fertility. The only thing Potentilla does not like is shade and too much water. Both will make it sulk and can cause root rot issues. Potentillas attract beneficial pollinators and butterflies.

Bella Bellissima ™ Bush cinquefoil Patent PP Care

Soil pH is not an issue for these hard workers. Anything from 5.0-8.0 pH will work. Clay or sandy soils or something in between is not  a problem. Potentilla will tolerate drought conditions easily after it is well established. Watering needs to be little and often during the first few years. 

Growing to 2-3 feet wide x 2-3 feet tall means that very little pruning needs to be done to keep this plant tidy. No deadheading is necessary to keep it blooming all summer long. A generous mulching near the base of the shrub will give it a little extra insulation during the winter months. Fertilization can be kept to a minimum of once a year. A slow release, well balanced fertilizer applied at the beginning of the spring. 

Bella Bellissima ™ Bush cinquefoil Patent PP

Spacing is 2-3 feet, center on center, of the plants. These well behaved shrubs look best when planted in 3’s and 5’s, but do not make very good hedges. They could  also be added to containers to give year round interest near a front door or on a patio. When grown in a container, Potentilla will need regular watering and feeding with a weak liquid fertilizer a couple times in the summer.

Bella Bellissima® Potentilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Bella Bellissima® Potentilla
Other Name(s):

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Bella Bellissima® Potentilla Show Reviews

  • 2
    The plant looked so pretty in pic. Of course I...

    Posted by cynthia vite on Aug 09, 2022

    The plant looked so pretty in pic. Of course I wasn't expecting it to look as good as that but it looks half dead. I really wanted 5 of them but thought I'd try just one to see the color. It sure wasn't worth 60 dollars. Any suggestions on what to do?

  • 5
    greatly satisfied...

    Posted by Jacqueline Carter on Jul 07, 2022

    Healthy plants and exceptional customer service.