- 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
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.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Time of Order:
- 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.