Interesting and Colorful Year Round!
• Foliage Colors Change with Each Season
• Very Easy - Smiles at Heat and Humidity
• One of the FUN AND GAMES™ Series – Adds a Smile to Your Garden
A New Look for Every Season!
Lobed leaves (reminiscent of a frog’s shape seen from above) form neat, colorful mounds of foliage that changes its look with every season! The leaves start out brilliant chartreuse yellow with burgundy centers in spring, then mellow to lime green and purple in summer. With the advent of cooler weather in fall, the leaves assume gorgeous tones of apricot and rose, which last the entire winter. Then the cycle starts again with fresh new foliage in spring. Spring is also enlivened by wands of small creamy flowers, but it’s the foliage that makes Leapfrog a standout in the garden!
Its Parentage Bestows Greater Vigor and Tolerance of Heat and Humidity
Heucherella comes from crossing Heuchera, with Tiarella, two American natives. Leapfrog has hybrid vigor and inherits the ability to withstand the East Coast’s heat and humidity from its Heuchera villosa parent, and interesting leaf shape and shade tolerance from its Tiarella parent.
Easy to Grow and Pretty Much Self Sufficient!
Since it is evergreen, you can enjoy it all year in all but the coldest climates. It is quite adaptable as to the amount of sun it receives, though colors will be stronger if it has a little afternoon shade. It will grow happily in a woodland setting, in a container, or in a flower bed, where a grouping will really keep things interesting. After the first season, there is little you have to do to keep your Leapfrog looking good!
It will grow well in full sun to full shade! It does best in soil that’s moist and well drained, but can endure occasional drought after it is established. Add plenty of compost or humus to the hole when you plant, be sure the location has good drainage, and don’t let it get too dry the first season while it is establishing its roots. Plant with the crown slightly above soil level.