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Heucherella Sweet Tea

Foamy Bells

Amazing burn orange coloured leaves

Glowing orange bronze leaves are a show stopping feature through the year on this lovely plant. They are heavily marked with red and age to a deeper brown in summer. Short spikes of tiny white flowers are seen for months from late spring until autumn.

Where?

Happy in a container or at the front of a border in sun or part shade where this plant has something to offer throughout the year.

How?

Easy to grow in most garden soils. Add some coarse grit or sand to the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use good quality loam based compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage. Remove untidy leaves in late spring and faded flower spikes to encourage more blooms.

Heucherellas are a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. They have inherited the showy leaves of Heuchera combined with the longer flowering time of Tiarella - a winning combination.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Flowering March - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 45 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September