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Potentilla fruticosa Happy Face Hearts® (Shrubby Cinquefoil)

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Compact, Potentilla fruticosa Happy Face Hearts® (Shrubby Cinquefoil) is a bushy deciduous shrub of upright habit boasting masses of large, pink, flowers from late spring to the first frosts. Each flower starts out with a cheery yellow center which then feathers into white for an apple blossom-like effect. The blossoms are so profuse that they literally smother the plant. The flowers contrast nicely against the foliage mound of small, pinnate, bright green leaves. Noted for its extremely long blooming season, Shrubby Cinquefoil is an incredibly tough plant, withstanding drought in the summer as well as cold temperatures in winter. It is also one of the easiest plants to care for. A first-class shrub that is perfect for informal hedging, or for sunny borders.

  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall and wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Shrubby Cinquefoil is not fussy about soils provided they are well-drained. Tolerates drought, salt and poor soils.
  • Virtually pest and disease free, it is also deer resistant.
  • Shrubby Cinquefoil is very adaptable and an excellent choice as a single specimen plant, massed in beds and borders, or as an informal hedge.
  • Trim lightly after flowering, cutting out some of the oldest stems to make room for new growth.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer.

Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Potentilla
Common names Shrubby Cinquefoil, Cinquefoil
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 24"
(30cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Drymocallis arguta (Tall Cinquefoil)
Potentilla fruticosa (Shrubby Cinquefoil)
Potentilla thurberi ‘Monarch’s Velvet’ (Scarlet Cinquefoil)
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Daydawn’ (Shrubby Cinquefoil)
Potentilla recta ‘Warrenii’ (Sulphur Cinquefoil)
Potentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla ‘Scarlet Starlit’ (Himalayan Cinquefoil)

Recommended Companion Plants

Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican Daisy)
Rosa Graham Thomas (English Rose)
Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’ (Catmint)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ (Lavender)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Potentilla
Common names Shrubby Cinquefoil, Cinquefoil
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 24"
(30cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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