Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionHappy Face Hearts® potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa) brings a total new, novel color to this reliable flowering shrub. Each bloom resembles an apple blossom, flushed with pink around the edges and with a yellow center that turns white as the bloom ages. Extremely cold tolerant and deer resistant, potentilla are some of the longest blooming flowering shrubs ever. The Happy Face series from Proven Winners was selected by their expert horticulturists for its extra-large flowers, vigorous growth, long bloom time, and of course, its beauty.DetailsBotanical name:Potentilla fruticosa 'SNBPPS' (also known as Dasiphora fruticosa ) Patent #: USPP 30,710 Common name: Potentilla, Shrubby cinquefoil, Tundra rose Zone: 2-7 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) or filtered light through the day. Height x width: 1-2' Flower color: Pink with white-yellow center Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Late spring-frost Bloom time: Spring, summer, fall Features: Proven Winners, native, ground covers, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Ground cover, edging, perennial gardens, landscaping. How To GrowSoil: Not finicky about soil, as long as it is well drained. Doesn't tolerate extremely wet or extremely dry conditions. Light: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)/filtered light. Water: Average. Space: Min 2' apart. Fertilizing: Little needed. Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: In early spring, when new growth begins, cut out any dead portions. Plant may be sheared by half or more to encourage new growth. Once mature, remove a few of the oldest stems each year to encourage robust new growth. If the weather gets very hot in summer, plants may take a break from blooming but will resume when conditions improve.
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Top 10 Long-Blooming Shrubs
Do you dream of a flower-filled landscape or garden with never-ending beauty? We do, too: that’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite long-blooming shrubs! Start your planting with these ten flowering shrubs that provide months instead of weeks of colorful blooms.
Thanks. Lovely looking plant now planted in southern Vermont. I’m appreciative of Michigan for giving an out-of-state student a college education 1953-1957 who paid his way without a debt.
P.G. (North Dakota)
Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla
Happy Face Hearts® Potentilla
Turned brown in couple days and died.
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