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Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla fruticosa

  • Hardy Zones
    • 2 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 12 - 24 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla fruticosa
Part Sun to Sun 12 - 24

Features

The prettiest potentilla!

Most people plant potentilla because they just need something tough. And Happy Face Hearts potentilla is that - but it's also pretty enough to feature in your landscape. It's covered in large pink flowers from spring until frost. Each bloom starts out with a cheery yellow center which then feathers into white for an apple blossom-like effect. Bright green foliage is lightly furry, which deters deer and rabbits. Available in better garden centers in spring 2018.

Top reasons to grow Happy Face Hearts® potentiilla:

- Pink blooms from spring til frost - one of the longest blooming shrubs you'll find.

- Extremely cold hardy. 

- Resistant to deer and rabbits.

Long Blooming
Resists: 
Deer
Rabbits
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
12 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 24 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Summer
Bloom Time: 
Spring
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Edging Plant
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Due to its extreme toughness and long bloom time, potentilla is a versatile landscape plant. It is often planted en masse in parking lots and traffic islands, but at home, it works well as an edging, foundation planting, or even among many other plants in a flower garden.

Maintenance Notes: 

Potentilla is easy to grow and fairly care-free, but it will benefit from a trim every few seasons to renew its vigor and coverage. Do this in early spring. If it gets very hot, the pink color will be less intense, but it will return quickly when temperatures cool down a bit. 

Fun Facts: 

This species of potentilla (now called Dasiphora fruticosa by some) has a huge native range across North America, including all of Canada.

Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla fruticosa 'SMNPPS' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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