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Heucherella, Foamy Bells
X Heucherella 'Sunspot'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Heucherella (hew-ker-REL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunspot
Additional cultivar information:(PP14825)
Hybridized by Heims
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Chartreuse/Yellow

Burgundy

Veined

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

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:

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:

Clayton, California

Cordele, Georgia

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Hebron, Kentucky

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Reading, Massachusetts

Pinconning, Michigan

Saint Louis, Missouri

Cincinnati, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Crossville, Tennessee

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 22, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is one of the loveliest of the Heucherellas. It's bright gold color really lights up a shady bed. Enjoys a slightly damp enviornment for better gold color.

Positive

On Jun 4, 2007, gregr18 from Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

My plant gets early morning sun and some dappled shade in the evening. Perhaps the early morning light contributes to the striking yellow of my specimen.

Positive

On Jan 5, 2006, RDT from Crossville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I agree. I have this Heucherella in 2 different areas. The one that is in more shade has a nice lime color than the one that receives dappled sun for most of the day.

Neutral

On Jan 3, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I got this plant last year (2005), and found that it needs quite a bit of shade to keep from cooking the leaves. It is also slow to establish. If it does better in '06, I will upgrade to positive, because it is a beautiful plant when it is happy. My information says it is hardy in zones 3-9.