Coral bells

X Heucherella 'Sweet Tea'

Coral bells - X Heucherella   'Sweet Tea'

Common Name: Coral bells
Genus: X Heucherella
Cultivar: 'Sweet Tea'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.35 m (35 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Cream
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Purple, RedFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Large, deeply lobed, burnt orange leaves that have richer plum central blotch and veining are the main feature of this shade-loving perennial. A wonderful container plant it will also look attractive as an under-storey plant on a woodland floor.

  • Garden care: Remove tatty foliage in autumn. Lift and divide clumps every couple of years in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3 in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the crown of the plant in spring.