Best and Brightest of the New Orange-Toned Heucherellas!
• Evergreen Plant That Changes Hues with the Seasons!
• Very Easy - Smiles at Heat and Humidity
• Adds Colorful Interest to Partly Shaded Areas
A New Look for Every Season!
Unique and most intense coloring for Heucherella – and that’s no mean feat with all the new color combinations that have recently hit the garden world! Interestingly shaped with rounded lobes, the 4-inch leaves start out in spring as apricot-tinted bronze with a central starburst of burgundy, then deepen in the heat of summer to coppery orange and cinnamon, and finally, in fall and winter, take on gorgeous hues of rose and peach that glow against the maroon markings in the centers. Wands of small white flowers rise above the foliage in late spring, but the leaves are what makes this plant a standout.
Its Parentage Bestows Greater Vigor and Tolerance of Heat and Humidity
Heucherella comes from crossing Heuchera, with Tiarella, two American natives. Sweet Tea inherits the ability to withstand the East Coast’s heat and humidity from its Heuchera villosa parentage, and interesting leaf shape and shade tolerance from its Tiarella side. Bursting with hybrid vigor, it forms a full, robust clump of richly colored foliage. Since it is evergreen, you can enjoy it all year in all but the coldest climates, and even there it is attractive the entire growing season until snow covers it.
Easy to Grow and Pretty Much Self Sufficient!
This vigorous plant will grow in almost every part of the U.S. Plant it in a woodland setting, in a container, or in a flower bed, where a grouping will really keep things interesting, especially when other perennials are flagging in late summer and fall. Particularly effective planted with ferns, where its color and texture makes a striking contrast. After the first season, there is little you have to do to keep your Heucheralla looking good!
This plant likes part shade, preferably in the afternoon, and will tolerate 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.