How to Grow x Heucherella

x Heucherella
x Heucherella

Heucherella—botanical name x Heucherella—is a hybrid resulting from a cross between Heuchera, coral bells, and Tiarella, foam flower. Heucherella is sometimes called foamy bells; it bears panicles of tiny pink or white flowers on erect stems from spring to fall.

Heucherella is a hardy, evergreen perennial. Green leaves are rounded and lobed. Leaves can be mottled brown when young; they turn bronze in autumn.

Heucherella is a good ground cover or edging in a herbaceous border or in a woodland garden.


Get to Know x Heucherella

  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Growing zones and range: Zones 5 to 8
  • Hardiness: Hardy to Zone 5
  • Height and width: 12 to 24 inches (30-61cm) tall and wide depending on cultivar
  • Foliage: Heart-shaped or broadly ovate leaves
  • Flowers: Narrow panicles or sprays of tiny pinkish bell flowers.
  • Bloom time: Late spring or early summer; sometimes a second bloom in autumn
  • Uses: Beds and borders, woodland garden, groundcover
  • Common name: Heucherella, foamy bells
  • Botanical name: x Heucherella
  • Family name: Saxifragaceae

Where to Plant x Heucherella

  • Plant Heucherella in sun or partial shade; full sun is tolerated.
  • Plant Heucherella in humus-rich, well-drained soil.
  • Plant in neutral to slightly acid soil.
  • Heucherella does not tolerate heat and humidity.

When to Plant x Heucherella

  • Set outdoors in spring or autumn.

Planting and Spacing x Heucherella

  • Space Heucherella 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm) apart.

How to Water and Feed x Heucherella

  • Keep the soil evenly moist.
  • Fertilize Heucherella with an all-purpose, organic fertilizer in spring.

x Heucherella Care

  • Mulch around Heucherella with aged compost to conserve soil moisture.

x Heucherella Pests and Diseases

  • Divide and replant in autumn or spring.
  • Sever and pot up runners as they appear.
  • Heucherella does not produce seed.

x Heucherella Propagation

  • Divide and replant in autumn or spring.
  • Separate plantlets from rooted stolons in autumn.

x Heucherella Varieties to Grow

  • x Heucherella alba: ‘Bridget Bloom’ flowers are shell pink; bright green leaves from a basal clump; ‘Rosalie’ has deep pink flowers.
  • H. tiarelloides: Bright pink flowers are borne on reddish-brown stems; soft green leaves form clumps; spreads by runners.


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