Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla

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From the experts at Proven Winners® ColorChoice®, the Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa HAPPY FACE Hearts 'SMNPPS') is both tough and beautiful. All of the lovely Potentilla varieties in the Happy Face® series are! Happy Face® Hearts blooms look just like apple blossoms. They are pink with a creamy-white 'star' in the center that gives them an old-fashioned picot edge! They also maintain their pink color no matter how hot it gets and won't bleach out.

They are bred to have super performing hardiness, maintaining their beauty all the way up into growing zone 2. They can take a winter of -50 degrees and bust out in the spring like it was a sweet winter's nap! They are known for non-stop blooms that start in late spring and go on all summer. The blooms are not little wimpy things, either, but big and proud flowers that cover the plant.

Butterflies adore this bright shrub, and so will you! One of the few Potentillas that can handle USDA growing zone 2-7 climates, handling winter chill and sun! Growing to a tiny 1-2 foot tall and wide as a fantastic dwarf little flowering shrub! You'll fill areas around your sunny landscape with bright cheerful color that won't demand much from you in return!

Planting and Application:

Use Happy Face Hearts® as accents in your mixed Perennial borders or even as edging, since they only grow a couple of feet tall and wide, they make a great tall groundcover and look amazing massed in big drifts in the landscape, mixing well with other pink or white flowers. Potentilla becomes the workhorse of your landscape. Great for xeric-scaping and fire-wise landscapes alike!

Small-scale shrubs, Happy Face Hearts® fit into containers and planters as colorful thrillers! Darling little pink blossoms add cheer to porches and patios, balconies and container gardens in the sun. Just about every yard can use a few mini Potentillas. They are versatile and can fill many landscape applications without sacrificing space while drawing pollinators in droves to your garden!

If you have rocky, thin, or poor soils, try this rugged little flowering shrub. It grows across a wide range of climates. It can really handle the bright sunshine. If you have a hot spot in your yard, this is an invaluable flowering plant. Plant in that hot, xeric hell strip along the roadside or sidewalk, along walkways and sunny paths. They can even be used in city environments. In fact, Potentilla is a go-to, low plant for many urban designers. There aren't many ground-hugging flowering shrubs that put up with road salt, pet traffic, and pollution.

  • Charming Pink & White Blossoms
  • Finely Textured Dark Green Foliage
  • Small Compact Flowering Shrub
  • Recommended for Firescaping
  • Hardy, Easy Care Butterfly-Magnet
  • Great Groundcover, Edging & Mass Planting

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Even though Potentilla looks sweetly old-fashioned, but this cheerful Potentilla delivers a hardy, modern-day performance! Loving the full sun, Happy Face Hearts® prefer moist soil, but as they mature, they can adapt to dry soil very easily. A hardy deciduous plant, mildew resistant, low-maintenance, and does well in cold climates. It's tolerant of poor soils and urban environments. Plant in areas with good drainage, but Potentilla is not particular about soil and can tolerate a wide range of soil types.

Once established, this plant requires little water. Give new plants regular water during the first season, plus a layer of mulch over the soil surface. In extreme heat, we say that it's a good idea to protect your investment with a bit of supplemental water. Watch your plant for any sign of stress.

Prune after flowering to keep plants in featured areas looking manicured and neat. Cut them back hard in late winter when needed to rejuvenate them. When naturalized, it requires no pruning.

  • Full Sun For The Most Blooms
  • Highly Adaptable to any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Prune Late Winter To Shape
  • Remarkably Easy to Grow & Versatile
  • Resistant to Deer, Salt, Drought & Urban Conditions

You will love these easy-to-grow plants! They will work hard for you, but not make you work hard! Buy your own Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla from Nature Hills today and add some pink cheer to your landscape.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Potentilla fruticosa HAPPY FACE Hearts 'SMNPPS'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
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