Heucherella Sweet Tea Description
This colorful new selection of Heucherella boasts large, deeply lobed leaves of copper-orange that thrive in full to partial shade gardens!
The copper-colored leaves are each 4" across, and keep their intense coloration throughout the heat of summer. The color does not fade like other varieties.
This new hybrid has tremendous vigor, and makes a stunning container plant, or is the perfect companion to Hardy Ferns, giant-leaved Hosta, and other colorful Heucheras.
Heucherellas are very similar to Heucheras, and make great additions to the shade perennial garden. Their usefulness in garden designs continues to be more fully appreciated. They thrive under partly shaded conditions, and make great under-story plantings at the base of Hydrangeas, Hostas, and hardy ferns. Simply provide normal garden soil and adequate watering during prolonged periods, and this hardy perennial is sure to delight you for years to come!
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Multi-Seasonal Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Heucherella 'Sweet Tea'
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- Height x Width:
16" x 20"
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Accent, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Ornamental, Small Spaces, Specimen, Under Planting, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PPAf
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Coral bells like a neutral to slightly acid soil pH, somewhere between 6.0 and 7.0. Good drainage is a must, especially in shaded areas. They do well in soil where some organic matter has been added.
Light: As a general rule, Heucheras do well in shade, but for the highly colored varieties, some morning sun will bring out more intense coloring. The color can wash out in full sun, and too much heat and light can cause the leaves to scorch.
Water: Average -- better too dry than too wet when established. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not consistently wet to prevent root rot. To reduce the risk of foliar disease, Heuchera require watering during the early morning so any excess moisture can evaporate before evening. Drip irrigation effectively delivers moisture directly to the soil, further reducing the plant's vulnerability to disease.
Spacing: 1.5 ft
Fertilizing: Use good quality compost, or well aged livestock manure, or a combination of the two. Apply a few pounds for each plant, each year or two. On poor soils, top dress every year, or every other year on moderate quality soils. Spreading a 2-inch layer of mulch over the soil surrounding Heuchera helps insulate the soil during winter, and improve moisture retention. About 3 inches of space between the plant's crown and the mulch allows air circulation, which prevents rotting and disease. Replenishing the mulch throughout the year ensures proper winter protection, and hinders the establishment of competitive weeds. Heuchera does not require fertilization during the fall or winter months.
Winterizing: Winter mulching will prevent the freezing and thawing that can heave plants roots.
Maintenance & Pruning: Cut back the entire flower stalk after flowering to put the plants energy into growing more leaves. Divide Coral bells every 3-5 years to keep them from dying out in the center.
ReviewsWrite a reviewPerfect Plants!!John B | Jun 29, 2015WOW! I just got my plants and they arrived in picture perfect shape. Your packing system is truly inspired. Every plant came in still moist and not a bruise on a leaf. I doubt my local garden centers could provide plants this healthy - assuming they even carried these varieties of Heuchera. I am very impressed and I’ve passed on your name with my highest recommendation to family and friends. Excellent work to you and your whole crew at Great Garden Plants. I’ll be back.