Potentilla – Happy Face Hearts®

Garden Height
12 - 24
12 - 24
12 - 24
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Pink, White, Yellow
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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Resists: Deer, Rabbits

Fun Facts

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

Long Blooming

Native to North America

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. 

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 Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood, Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-9
7-9" Pot : 9-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch as needed to shape.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Habit will be improved with vernalization.

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