- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 20 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 20 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
What do you get when you cross two top performing shade garden plants? A plant that ticks all of the boxes. Sweet Tea Foamy Bells is one outstanding shade plant that has a long season of interest. The fabulous cinnamon, pink and orange leaves come from Heuchera while the frothy blooms of white are the trademark of Tiarella. In the warmer hardiness zones, Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ has evergreen leaves that will brighten the shadiest corner of your garden. Foamy Bells are great planted in a woodland garden or potted up to give a color pop for a shady front step.
Sweet Tea Foamy Bells has a wonderful bushy shape that stays compact. Growing 18 inches wide x 24-28 inch wide, it is used very effectively as a border plant in the garden. The bright orangey-pink color makes a great contrast to other more muted blues, whites and greens of a shady garden. Heucherlla are very tolerant of the dry shade most often found under and around trees. They are low maintenance and will bloom from April - May.
Sweet Tea Heucherella Care
Foamy Bells requires average soil in every way. A pH of 6.0 - 7.0. An average texture of fluffy loam to sandy. Free draining and moderately moist soil. Part Sun to full shade position. Foamy bells are short enough to be planted as a ground cover under deciduous trees and really stands out in mixed planting of containers. The intense color of Sweet Tea would have a dramatic impact planted in a window box with either a lime or dark purple Sweet Potato vine.
Heucherella are very easy to care for. A quick clean up of spent bloom stems at the beginning of the summer is generally all of the pruning needed. At the same time a feed of a well balanced, slow release fertilizer will help the beautiful leaves stay perky and vibrant. Foamy Bells that are planted in containers will benefit from feeding more often. A weak feeding with a liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks will help these showstoppers look their best.
Sweet Tea Heucherella Spacing
Foamy bells are not very aggressive growers and can be planted slightly closer than other perennials. A spacing of 24-30 inches on center will ensure that the plants have enough air circulation to keep them happy and healthy.
Sweet Tea Heucherella Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 20 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 24 - 28 Inches|
|Spacing: 24 - 28 Inches|
|Habit: Clumping, Mounded|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: April And May|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Orange|
|Foliage Description: Cinnamon-Colored, Star-Shaped Leaves|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Pests & Insects|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought, Salt|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Sweet Tea Heucherella|
|Scientific Name: HEUCHERELLA `SWEET TEA`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.