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Ah, Bellissima!

Like fine Italian wine, the flowers of Bella Bellissima™ only get better with age. An abundance of deep pink blooms from top to bottom of this gorgeous shrub.

Very cold-hardy and compact, Bellissima makes an excellent choice for many landscapes in North America. Because it’s easy to grow and has longer-lasting blooms, you’ll have more time to relax and enjoy the beauty.

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Hachliss’, USPPAF, CPBRAF
Introduced in 2017

Hardiness:
Zone 2, can handle temperatures down to -46 Celsius or -50 Fahrenheit

Likes:
Full sun, or 6+ hours of sun per day

Mature Size & Shape:
2-3′ tall and 2-3′ wide; mounding

Flowers: 
Dark, saturated pink from spring through summer

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Planting and Care

Planting your Bella Bellissima™ Potentilla is easy:

Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant) and press the area down with your foot.

Give the plant a good watering to help it settle in.

Relax!

Your plant will do well with additional water when it’s hot. But to see its fuller potential, follow these steps!

Mulch

An easy way to keep weeds down around your plant, and to keep it moist with less watering is to throw a 2 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant – basic bagged “landscape mulch” from your local garden centre will do the trick.

Fertilize

Your Bella Bellissima™ won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from a shot of good all purpose fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to sprout. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (e.g. 15-30-15 or 5-10-5) will work best.

Prune

Prune Bellissima™ in very early spring into a low mounding shape, for great form and flower performance.

Relax

Regardless of your gardening knowledge, you can relax. Use the sign up form above to receive regular updates on basic care for your Bella Bellissima™. We’ll send you a friendly, seasonal reminder when it’s time to mulch, fertilize or prune your plant. It’s bloomin’ easy!

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