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Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla

$29.99
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$29.99
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Width 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2-7

Bring sunshine and smiles to your garden all summer with masses of extra-large, bright blooms on this beautiful plant. Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla is one of the longest blooming shrubs. This stunning variety is smothered in yellow flowers with gold eyes from late spring to frost. Mounds of small, pinnate, dark green leaves provide great contrast to the brilliant blooms. It grows to a height of 24-36 inches. An extremely durable Potentilla, it is low maintenance, and carefree.

The flowers attract butterflies; the shrub is the host plant for species of skippers. It has a mounded and well branched growth habit. Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla is not only pest and disease resistant, but also repels deer and rabbits. This native North American species withstands summer drought and winter cold; it is great for a low-water garden or for xeriscape application. Utilize it in a sunny, mixed border, in a foundation planting, or as informal hedging. Use it in mass plantings or as a single, specimen plant. You may plant it in a container.

Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla Care

It thrives in zones 2a to 7b. It is not fussy about soil but don’t plant it in an extremely wet or extremely dry area. It will tolerate poor, dry conditions when established. Water the shrub occasionally once it is established, unless it is in a container when it will need consistent hydration. Little fertilizer is needed. If you wish, you can give it a granular, rose fertilizer in spring. This plant is tolerant of salt. It likes a part sun or full sun location.

Happy Face® blooms on new wood. Prune one-third in late winter to keep it looking attractive. If you wish, you can rejuvenate older plants by shearing them back to six inches above the ground. For winter care of this plant, a 2-3-inches layer of mulch is all that is needed.

Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla Spacing

The spacing in mass plantings is 36-48 inches between plants. When planting in a container, this shrub needs a soil depth of 18 inches to 2 feet. Always remember to choose a container with good drainage.

Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-7
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Width: 2 - 3 Feet
Plant Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Growth Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Seasonal Interest: Mid Summer Late Summer Early Fall Mid Fall Late Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Salt
Features: Low Maintenance, Native to North America, Continuous Blooming or Reblooming
Uses: Border Plant Landscape Mass Planting
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Potentilla fruticosa 'Lundy' USPP 22,176, Can 4,912

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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.

1 Review - Happy Face® Yellow Potentilla Show Reviews

  • 5
    Potentilla

    Posted by Angeline Rickel on Sep 19th 2021

    So far doing great. To soon to really tell how they will be.