Heucherella, Foamy Bells
X Heucherella 'Sweet Tea'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Heucherella (hew-ker-REL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sweet Tea
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Veined

Orange

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

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Stamford, Connecticut

Watkinsville, Georgia

Hailey, Idaho

Washington, Illinois

Portsmouth, Iowa

Hazard, Kentucky

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Southold, New York

Fremont, Ohio

Haviland, Ohio

Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Enid, Oklahoma

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

College Station, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 28, 2014, chuey from San Antonio, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Heucherella 'sweet tea' and 'solar eclipse' are both doing very well in zone 8b (Central Texas) in 2 completely shaded front beds.

Neutral

On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

PP #21296

Positive

On Jan 15, 2011, edder from Deer Lodge, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:

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Positive

On Nov 24, 2010, gweigel from Mechanicsburg, PA wrote:

'Sweet Tea' is a good name. The cinnamon-orange leaves are a beautiful color throughout the season. My plant took off really well in the first year despite 100-degree heat and several horrid dry spells. Foliage also looks really good after several frosts. Excellent plant. Flowers will be a bonus.

Positive

On Oct 4, 2010, PicketFenceIowa from Portsmouth, IA wrote:

Outstanding color , size and performance as it done very well for me this spring thru fall..Grew as a plug and was a vigorous grower with no real problems. If you want foliage color all season this plant will do fine. The foam flowers are very cute amongst the rust foliage.