Heucherella, Foamy Bells 'Sweet Tea'

Heucherella

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heucherella
Cultivar: Sweet Tea
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Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

5
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 29, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Three plants performed well for us the first year, then faded away in the second for no reason I could discern. They were in rich, well-drained, sandy, acid soil, in light shade, with irrigation. Z6a

As with all plants, it would be helpful if people reporting their experience with a plant would say how long they have grown it. First season performance is often different from performance after several years.

Positive

On Nov 29, 2016, RosinaBloom from Waihi,
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

The big palmate leaves of this Heucherella darken in the Summer, and lighten up again in the Autumn. Its H. villosa breeding gives it a big, bold habit, and heat and humidity tolerance. Heucherellas are the result of a cross between Heucheras and Tiarellas. This is a woodland plant that prefers shaded and slightly moist but not waterlogged soils.

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:

Product Profile: http://www.terranovanurseries.com/product_profiles/Heucherel...

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.

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