Heucherella Plant Features
Combining the best traits of its two parents (Heuchera and Tiarella), heucherella makes an easy-care and spectacular groundcover in shady or partially shady locations. Growing 4 to 24 inches tall, depending on variety, heucherella develops brightly colored heuchera-like foliage that's finely cut and heavily veined like a tiarella. Heucherella blooms in the spring and early summer producing stalks of small bell-like white or pink flowers that attract hummingbirds. The plants make an excellent partners for spring-blooming bulbs and shade-loving perennials, and are relatively deer resistant. Hardy from zones 4-8.
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Heucherella Growing Instructions
Heucherella grows best in a shady spot, but in Northern gardens many varieties can take a bit more sun. In the South, place them in a location where they are protected from afternoon heat. Heucherella prefers rich, slightly moist soil that contains organic matter and compost. Keep the soil slightly moist at all times so adding a mulch around your plants is a great way to keep your heucherella hydrated.
Heucherella is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Outside: Part sun
Moist, well-drained soil
Complement your Heucherella with these varieties:
Create a tapestry of color in your shade border with Heucherella and Hosta mixed together in the same bed.
Make your garden a family affair by planting Heucherella with Tiarella. They love to grow together.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Heucherella 'Alabama Sunrise'
A showstopper, Alabama Sunrise heucherella sports bright golden-green leaves marked with red veins in spring. When summer heat sets in, the leaves fade to a rich green before picking up shades of orange in autumn. It grows 20 inches tall and wide. Zones 4-9
Heucherella 'Sweet Tea'
Sweet Tea is a unique and charming variety that features orange-tan-peach foliage marked with a deeper-colored center. It grows 20 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Zones 4-9