This plant struggled to bloom once ordered and planted in the ground. After a month in the summer zone 7b heat all leaves fell and plant branches are very dry. I scratched at the wood and there is some green life underneath. I will see if I can replant in container and move to a part shade area.
Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla fruticosa
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
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 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:
- Blooms from spring til frost - one of the longest blooming shrubs you'll find.
- Extremely cold hardy.
- Resistant to deer and rabbits.Long BloomingResists:DeerRabbitsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:12 - 24 InchesSpacing:12 - 24 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SummerBloom Time:SpringBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallHardiness Zones:2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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' USPP 30,710, Can PBRAF
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A. Slaton, North Carolina, United States, 1 year ago