The small group of perennials
is unque in that is made up of varieties that are all hybrids between
Heuchera and Tiarella. No form of Heucheralla existis in the
wild. This first Heucherella to become well known was a variey
named 'Bridget Bloom' introduced by Blooms of Bressingham in 1955.
Since then there have been more introductions brought forward but
this group is still very limited. Unfortunatly Heucherella
is not as vigorous as its two parents. Plants do not tolerate
poor growing coditions and do not fair well in areas with hot humid
summers. Heucherella requires a very rich, humusy soil with
plenty of organic matter and good drainage. Plants need
protection from the hot afternoon sun. Feed in early spring
with a top dressing of compost and bone meal. Feed again in
mid summer with blood meal and bone meal. Liquid feed a few
times during the summer with fish emulsion or seaweed extract.
Heucherella are beautiful perennials and worth the extra effort!
forms of Heucherella are sterile making them profuse bloomers.
Problems: Die back may occur in high humidity
Notes: Plants are most attractive if sited
in morning sun and sheltered from afternoon sun.