HAPPY FACE® Yellow

Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa

'Lundy'

USPP 22,176; CBR 4912

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  • Supersized flowers
  • Long blooming
  • Very hardy
Description

Very large flowers. With bright yellow flowers of this size, it was a natural to call this potentilla Happy Face® Yellow! Exceptionally long blooming. Its dense habit and dark, healthy foliage add to its appeal. Now known as Dasiphora fruticosa.

USDA Zone
2 - 7 (-50°F/-45°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
2 - 3'
Width
2 - 3'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late spring - frost
Flower Color
Yellow
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Tolerates most any soil, with the possible exception of prolonged wet conditions.

Pruning

Benefits from a good trim in late winter/early spring, during which up to one-third of the oldest branches may be removed as well. Periodic rejuvenation is recommended.

Uses

Mixed borders; foundation plantings; mass plantings.

Growing Tips

Though potentilla can grow in partial shade, a minimum of six hours of sun is recommended for best flowering and form. Flowering may slow during periods of hot weather. Very deer resistant.