You'll be drinking in fall color for the majority of the year with this outstanding hybrid heucherella. Dense mounding foliage with dark red centers radiate outward with increasingly light colored reds and oranges. Like Heuchera, Heucherella is a great selection for container planting and adding color in garden beds or walkways. In summer tall stems of flowers, that are excellent for cuttings, shoot up from the plant to suspend an array of bell shaded flowers. Sweet Tea is a hybrid between tiarella and H. villosa, giving it excellent heat and humidity tolerance.
Heucherella is a hybrid of the popular North American Heuchera (coral bells) and North American Tiarella (foam flower) combining many of the outstanding characteristics such as deeply lobbed leafs, a multitude of colors, and larger siz. They are not as easy to care for as Heuchera, so if you are a beginning gardener selecting between the two we recommend heuchera.
|Bloom Color:||White and pink|
|Genus & Species:||Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ PP 21296|
|Mature Height:||20 inches|
|Mature Spread:||28 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||24 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Be careful not to bury the crown of the plant|
|Planting Time:||Spring or summer|
|Soil Type:||Well-drained soil rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full Sun to Full Shade (some shade is preferred)|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Heucherella 'Sweet Tea' - Foamy Bells
Heucherella prefer soil that is well-drained and rich in organic matter. They also require regular moisture, so afternoon shade and mulch will help them thrive. Plant in spring or early summer and like all new plantings water immediately and deeply. Plants in a sunny site, or that are growing during a period of drought will require supplemental moisture so ensure that you water them frequently slowly and deeply when required. Divide plants as needed every three or four years in spring.