None known at this time.
Heucherella is a modern garden hybrid cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. The original cross was made in France around 1912 but the most popular flowering cross x H. alba was made by Alan Bloom of Bloom’s nursery in the 1950’s.
Growing Care Tips:
- Sun needed:Part shade but more shade tolerant than Heuchera
- Bloom color: Pink, white, reds and showier than Heuchera
- Bloom time: Early summer to mid summer
- Height: 12 to 24”
- Propagation method: Division is easiest
- Hardiness: USDA 4 perhaps into 3
- Lifespan: 3-5 years in my garden so far
- Soil preferred: Well-drained, high in organic matter
- Potential Disease: same as Heuchera – pretty much any common perennial problem
- Potential Insect: nothing special
This is a plant for the semi-shade in moist but well-drained soils. It tolerates more shade than does Heuchera and it tends to bloom for a longer time. Otherwise, grow it the same as Heuchera.
Some Modern Hybrids
Varieties I have Grown
- ‘Burnished Bronze’ large leaves plus a bronze tone to the dark leaves makes this a good garden show all summer long.
- ‘Dayglow Pink’ brilliant pink flowers as well as cut leaves with a darker vein inlay. Good performer.
- ‘Kimono’ imagine a leaf with silver, purple and greens; it starts small in the spring but later the new leaves are huge.
- Evergreen metallic winter color. This is a winner in our gardens.
- ‘Ninja’ has large, well formed white flowers on well-cut green leaves. The leaves have a darker veining.
- ‘Quicksilver’ has a good silvery “overlay” on the leaf. Longer blooming season than many. White flowers on darker colored stems.
- ‘Briget Bloom’ soft pink flowers, semi-evergreen foliage in warmer climates, very heavy bloomer
- ‘Viking Ship’ Delightful silver green leaves in spring and then the most amazing show of pink blooms on a Heucheralla I’ve ever seen. One of the longest lasting bloomers in this family. Excellent plant.