Sweet Tea Foamy Bells

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11152

Vibrant, coppery-orange the Sweet Tea Foamy Bells (xHeucherella 'Sweet Tea') adds a splash of color to your garden with its bold, apricot orange, mounding leaves which measure 4 inches across! Closely related to Coral Bells and Foam Flowers, these hybrid perennials keep the best of both worlds!

They are beloved because they are so easy to grow and their large, colorful leaves are far longer lasting than any blooms. Small, white bell-shaped flowers, similar to those of their Coral Bells parentage, appear on slender matching coppery-red stems in late spring, much to the delight of your spring bouquets and the many bees and butterflies that will seek them out.
The vibrant, coppery orange color will darken somewhat in the summer, with a splash down the central veins that are darker red. The color will lighten up again in the fall but Sweet Tea Heucherella keeps their intense nearly-cinnamon coloration throughout the heat of summer and sometimes through the winter in mild climates.

Foamy Bells attract pollinators, butterflies and Hummingbirds, and are deer resistant as well. Growing in heat, cold and humidity of USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9, these tough perennials reach 20-27 inches in height when in bloom and creep and spread into clumps about 28 inches wide.

Planting and Application:

What a great new color palate to add to your shade garden! The Sweet Tea Foamy Bells are ideal selections for regions of the country with hot, steamy summers! You can plant them in groups and in long rows to maximize their unique coloration! Enlivening other orange, red, and sunset-hued plants as filler and accents that won't mind the shade from larger trees or shrubs!

Ideally sized for use in Containers, and planters, easily acting as filler and eye-catching color in a decorative pot on a shaded porch or patio! Highly adaptable, these perennials happily ramble throughout Rock gardens, Cottage borders, or open woodland gardens as long as they have ample protection from the hot summer sun.

These Heucherella are a mainstay of vibrant shade borders and along pathways as colorful edging. Live life out loud with their bold and unexpected color as facer plants along a weary foundation row of evergreens! Even remaining ever'green' themselves in mild winter climates.

  • Non-Fading Bright Apricot Leaves
  • Red Stems With Dainty Bell-Shaped White Blossoms in Spring
  • Vigorous Grower & Polite Spreader
  • Mounding Clumps Can Be Evergreen In Mild Winters
  • Unexpected Color, Specimens, Accents, Containers & Groundcover

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Shining brightly in both partial and full shade, Foamy Bells retain their color and bloom for many weeks! Handling humidity and heat, as well as cold winters, these Perennial plants are low maintenance and widely adaptable to different soil types, just be sure they won't ever dry out. A good 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch at the base of your plants, to help retain moisture, especially in areas exposed to direct sunlight.

Prune in the very early spring to clear away old foliage and freshen up the mounds. You can deadhead the flowers as soon as they fade or snip the blossoms for indoor bouquets if you'd prefer to keep Sweet Tea primarily as a foliage plant exclusively! Deer, pests, and diseases even seem to skip over these hardy little wonders!

  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Full Shade & Part Shade
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Loves Consistent Moisture, Organic Matter & Mulched Beds
  • Disease, Pest & Deer Resistant!

Order today, and you'll love the coppery foliage of the Sweet Tea Foamy Bells as much as we do! Get quality perennials delivered to your doorstep from NatureHills.com!

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Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Sweet Tea Foamy Bells Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name xHeucherella 'Sweet Tea'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 20 - 27 inches
Mature Spread 28 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Brown, Orange, Red
Fall Color Orange, Red, Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring