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x Heucherella

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Description

With numerous varieties and cultivars to choose from, x Hucherellas or Foamy Bells can fit almost any garden.  They are a clumping perennial hybrid between Heuchera (Coral Bells) and Tiarella (Foam Flowers).  Combining some traits of its parents, you will be presented with attractive foliage and abundant flowers. It gets it brilliant foliage from Heuchera and its leaf patterns and shapes from Tiarella.  Many varieties are evergreen in milder climates, adding winter interest to your garden.  

They feature a low growing, compact habit with delicate colorful interesting leaves. Above the foliage, pink or white flowers form in open sprays.  

Plant in partial shade in moist well-drained organically rich soils. A location with morning sun would also be suitable.  They work well planted in small groups, massed in a border front, along a walkway or patio, in a rock garden, woodland or even window boxes.

Its habit make it a great container plant, with some varieties-cultivars providing both spillers and fillers.    

Although shade is the desired location to place this plant, in cooler climates more sun can be tolerated.  The darker colored varieties or cultivars tend to be more sun tolerant once established.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious insect or disease problems. Rust is an issue with some varieties.  Root weevils can cause problems.  

Heavy frost followed by warm temperatures can cause the roots to heave.  

Overwatering can lead to rot when good drainage has not been provided.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Courtyard Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alabama Sunrise'
    Gold feathery leaves with red veins. Larger variety.
  • 'Brass Lantern'
    Gold maple like leaves with dark red veins.
  • 'Bridget Bloom'
    12-18" - grows in sun.
  • 'Burnished Bronze'
    4" tall, bronze foliage with pink flowers.
  • 'Buttered Rum'
    Glossy, caramel colored leaves.
  • 'Copper Cascade'
    Copper-gold leaves and burgundy veins.
  • 'Dayglow Pink'
    Bright green leaves with chocolate inlay. 30"
  • 'Eye Spy'
    Deep cut, amber-yellow maple-like leaves with rose centers.
  • 'Fan Dancer'
    Rare cultivar, 20", green leaves with black/silver overlay, white flowers.
  • ' Gold Zebra' was 'Golden Zebra'
    Bright yellow leaves with dark red centers.
  • 'Heart of Darkness'
    Green foliage with maroon spot, 24"
  • 'Honey Rose'
    Coral-rose to sable leaves, darker patterns.
  • 'Hopscotch'
    Dark red leaves turn green in summer.
  • 'Kimono'
    4", wrinkled green leaves with red markings.
  • 'Pink Fizz'
    Pink flowers, variegated green silver leaves
  • 'Pink Whisper'
    10", green, maple-shaped leaves with red veining, pink flowers.
  • 'Plum Cascade'
    Plum-purple leaves with a silver sheen.
  • 'Quicksilver'
    18", full sun, water regularly, rounded bronze leaves with silver overlay, white flowers.
  • 'Red Rover'
    Deeply-cut, coppery red leaves.
  • 'Redstone Falls'
    Ruby red butterfly-like leaves.
  • 'Solar Eclipse'
    Red-brown leaves with lime green edges.
  • 'Solar Power'
    Yellow-gold to lime green leaves
  • 'Stoplight'
    Yellow leaves with red veins.
  • 'Strike It Rich'
    14", silver-green leaves with purple veining, pink flowers.
  • 'Sunspot'
    6", heart-shaped leaves with yellow centers, pink flowers.
  • 'Sweet Tea'
    Apricot orange leaves with burgundy veins. Larger variety.
  • 'Tapestry'
    Patterned leaves of green, brown and chestnut.
  • 'Twilight'
    Silvery foliage that works well with colorful companion plants.
  • 'Viking Ship'
    6", maple-shaped silver leaves, coral pink flowers.
'Alabama Sunrise', 'Brass Lantern', 'Bridget Bloom', 'Burnished Bronze', 'Buttered Rum', 'Copper Cascade', 'Dayglow Pink', 'Eye Spy', 'Fan Dancer', ' Gold Zebra' was 'Golden Zebra', 'Heart of Darkness', 'Honey Rose', 'Hopscotch', 'Kimono', 'Pink Fizz', 'Pink Whisper', 'Plum Cascade', 'Quicksilver', 'Red Rover', 'Redstone Falls', 'Solar Eclipse', 'Solar Power', 'Stoplight', 'Strike It Rich', 'Sunspot', 'Sweet Tea', 'Tapestry', 'Twilight', 'Viking Ship'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennials#white flowers#semi-evergreen#cut flowers#salt tolerant#shade garden#showy leaves#rabbit resistant#interesting leaves#mass planting#hanging baskets#disease resistant#window boxes#edging#deer resistant#groundcover#rock gardens#clumping#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#dried arrangements#border front#early summer flowers#humidity tolerant#walkway planting#small group plantings#wet soils tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#patio planting#clay soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant#woodland garden#container plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alabama Sunrise'
    Gold feathery leaves with red veins. Larger variety.
  • 'Brass Lantern'
    Gold maple like leaves with dark red veins.
  • 'Bridget Bloom'
    12-18" - grows in sun.
  • 'Burnished Bronze'
    4" tall, bronze foliage with pink flowers.
  • 'Buttered Rum'
    Glossy, caramel colored leaves.
  • 'Copper Cascade'
    Copper-gold leaves and burgundy veins.
  • 'Dayglow Pink'
    Bright green leaves with chocolate inlay. 30"
  • 'Eye Spy'
    Deep cut, amber-yellow maple-like leaves with rose centers.
  • 'Fan Dancer'
    Rare cultivar, 20", green leaves with black/silver overlay, white flowers.
  • ' Gold Zebra' was 'Golden Zebra'
    Bright yellow leaves with dark red centers.
  • 'Heart of Darkness'
    Green foliage with maroon spot, 24"
  • 'Honey Rose'
    Coral-rose to sable leaves, darker patterns.
  • 'Hopscotch'
    Dark red leaves turn green in summer.
  • 'Kimono'
    4", wrinkled green leaves with red markings.
  • 'Pink Fizz'
    Pink flowers, variegated green silver leaves
  • 'Pink Whisper'
    10", green, maple-shaped leaves with red veining, pink flowers.
  • 'Plum Cascade'
    Plum-purple leaves with a silver sheen.
  • 'Quicksilver'
    18", full sun, water regularly, rounded bronze leaves with silver overlay, white flowers.
  • 'Red Rover'
    Deeply-cut, coppery red leaves.
  • 'Redstone Falls'
    Ruby red butterfly-like leaves.
  • 'Solar Eclipse'
    Red-brown leaves with lime green edges.
  • 'Solar Power'
    Yellow-gold to lime green leaves
  • 'Stoplight'
    Yellow leaves with red veins.
  • 'Strike It Rich'
    14", silver-green leaves with purple veining, pink flowers.
  • 'Sunspot'
    6", heart-shaped leaves with yellow centers, pink flowers.
  • 'Sweet Tea'
    Apricot orange leaves with burgundy veins. Larger variety.
  • 'Tapestry'
    Patterned leaves of green, brown and chestnut.
  • 'Twilight'
    Silvery foliage that works well with colorful companion plants.
  • 'Viking Ship'
    6", maple-shaped silver leaves, coral pink flowers.
'Alabama Sunrise', 'Brass Lantern', 'Bridget Bloom', 'Burnished Bronze', 'Buttered Rum', 'Copper Cascade', 'Dayglow Pink', 'Eye Spy', 'Fan Dancer', ' Gold Zebra' was 'Golden Zebra', 'Heart of Darkness', 'Honey Rose', 'Hopscotch', 'Kimono', 'Pink Fizz', 'Pink Whisper', 'Plum Cascade', 'Quicksilver', 'Red Rover', 'Redstone Falls', 'Solar Eclipse', 'Solar Power', 'Stoplight', 'Strike It Rich', 'Sunspot', 'Sweet Tea', 'Tapestry', 'Twilight', 'Viking Ship'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennials#white flowers#semi-evergreen#cut flowers#salt tolerant#shade garden#showy leaves#rabbit resistant#interesting leaves#mass planting#hanging baskets#disease resistant#window boxes#edging#deer resistant#groundcover#rock gardens#clumping#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#dried arrangements#border front#early summer flowers#humidity tolerant#walkway planting#small group plantings#wet soils tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#patio planting#clay soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant#woodland garden#container plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Heucherella
    Family:
    Saxifragaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    France
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds, butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to this plant.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Defines Paths
    Easy to Grow
    Textural
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10a, 10b, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Dense panicles of small star-shaped flowers appear late spring to mid-summer on tall stems.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Orange
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Basal mound of colorful leaves. Rounded to lobed with visible veins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heavy Shade
    Insect Pests
    Rabbits