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Heucherella, Foamy Bells
x Heucherella 'Alabama Sunrise'

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:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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


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

Anniston, Alabama

Cordele, 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.