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Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla fruticosa

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
24" 24"
Height
12 - 24"
Spread
12 - 24"

This plant is hardy in zones 2 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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    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 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 Blooming
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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
    Light Requirement: 
    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' USPP 30,710, Can PBRAF
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