Potentilla – Happy Face® Yellow – Potentilla fruticosa
Native to North America
Prefers moist, well drained soils but will tolerate poor, dry conditions once established. Prune off one third of the branches in late winter to keep the habit full and attractive.
Mixed borders; foundation plantings; mass plantings.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, 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.
Habit will be improved with vernalization.