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Heucherella, Foamy Bells 'Alabama Sunrise'

x Heucherella

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: x Heucherella (hew-ker-REL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alabama Sunrise
Additional cultivar information:(PP19611)
Hybridized by Egger
Registered or introduced: 2007
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:



Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama

Cordele, Georgia

Decatur, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Greenfield, Indiana

Iowa City, Iowa

South China, Maine

Royal Oak, Michigan

Clyde, Ohio

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Christiana, Tennessee

Leesburg, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 25, 2013, trustmissy from Bay City, MI wrote:

I bought this plant last year, along with many other heucheras. This one was dead by August, while the rest were good. I returned it to the nursery for a new one, and that one did not come back this year.


On Jan 7, 2011, gweigel from Mechanicsburg, PA wrote:

This plant has beautiful foliage throughout the season -- gold to golden-green with burgundy cross-shaped markings. More colorful and a bit larger than 'Stoplight.' Not much flowering but the foliage is by far the main attraction. One problem: voles like it. Roots of 'Alabama Sunrise' were eaten entirely out from underneath over winter. 'Stoplight' is still intact nearby.