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Happy Face® Hearts Potentilla

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 1 - 2 Feet
  • Width 1 - 2 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2-7

One of the longest blooming shrubs, hands down! Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla fruticosa blooms from Spring all the way till Fall frost. There are not many shrubs that thrive on neglect and happily mass produce bloom after beautiful bloom, all year long. This is a low growing deciduous shrub that only gets 1 to 2 feet in height. Don't underestimate its size, because there is serious potential here. The foliage contrasts nicely with other plants and shrubs in the garden. It has intricate bright green airy leaves that showcase a mounding bouquet of delicate pink buttercup like flowers.

This is one tough little North American native. It enjoys the colder Northern climates, hardy to zones 2a to 7 b. Flowers are fast and furious and are self cleaning, so no deadheading is required. No need to even worry about those pesky deer and rabbits. Commercial landscapers use Potentilla in their arsenal of go to plants, especially at less than ideal sites like parking lot islands where salt can be an issue. Capture its beauty in the landscape or in a container. Plant these beauties next to a walkway and prepare to smile year after year.

Happy Face® Hearts Potentilla Care

Just give this baby full sun and with a little extra care it is smooth sailing. Potentilla can take part sun but don’t expect as many flowers. Fertile, moist and well draining soil is ideal, but it can tolerate more compact or poor soil. Adding organic mulch and or compost annually can help to retain moisture and give it just enough of a nutrient boost. It can handle periods of drought, but typically it is happiest when soil that is well draining and evenly moist.

Trimming is sparsely needed. Trim back every other season, in early spring to shape and invigorate growth. Since Potentilla blooms on both new and old wood, only cut back older plants up to â…“ of its size.

Happy Face® Hearts Potentilla Spacing

Give these plants at least a foot or 2 of space in between other plants. It takes time for this shrub to fill out, so space plants closer to 1 foot especially if you want more of a full mounding groundcover look.To create some serious curb appeal, plant an odd number of Potentilla and stagger the rows to create an eye catching drift.

Happy Face® Hearts Potentilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-7
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 1 - 2 Feet
Mature Width: 1 - 2 Feet
Plant Spacing: 1 - 2 Feet
Growth Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink, White, Yellow
Seasonal Interest: Summer Spring Early Fall Mid Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Features: Low Maintenance, Native to North America, Continuous Blooming or Reblooming
Uses: Border Plant Container Edging Plant Groundcover Landscape Mass Planting
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Potentilla fruticosa 'SMNPPS' USPP 30,710, Can PBRAF

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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.

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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

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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.