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Heucherella spp.

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.

  • Light

    Outside: Part sun
    Outside: Shade

  • Colors

    Pink, White

  • Water

    Moist, well-drained soil

  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies
    Attracts hummingbirds
    Colorful foliage
    Deer/rabbit resistant

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' Alabama Sunrise Heucherella

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 Heucherella

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