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Heucherella 'Solar Eclipse'

Foamy Bells

Leaves of red brown bordered in lime green combined with such a beautiful habit and broadly scalloped leaf edges. We all said “wow” when we saw 'Solar Eclipse' for the first time. Forming a vigorous mound of dense crowns, 'Solar Eclipse' has it all! You”ll want to save the space.

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Height:

10 in

Spread:

16 in

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Foamy Bells Growing and Maintenance Tips

Heucherellas perform beautifully in flower borders and in containers. A better performer in the north than in the south, their life span tends to increase as the average temperature is lowered. These perennials grow most vigorously and have the stongest colors when grown in partial shade (preferably afternoon shade). They can also be grown in full shade but their growth rate will be very slow. Some varieties can withstand full sun in northern climates if they have consistant moisture, but their colors tend to fade with the intensity of the sun. The soil should be amended with organic matter prior to planting. It should also have good drainage and a neutral pH.

Heucherellas are evergreen in areas with mild winters. If properly sited out of the way of winter winds and with reliable snow cover, gardeners in northern regions may also find their heucherellas acting as evergreens. If the plant looks tattered by early spring, shear off any damaged leaves to make room for the vibrant new foliage which will fill in quickly.

Heucherella 'Solar Eclipse' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Container
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Ground Cover
  • Border

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Plants that work well with Heucherella 'Solar Eclipse'

Fumitory Fumitory (Corydalis lutea)
Fern, Autumn Fern Fern, Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Citronelle')
Bugbane Bugbane (Actaea ramosa 'Chocoholic')