A Heucherella is an intergeneric hybrid of a
Heuchera and a Tiarella and displays the best attributes of
both parents. An intergeneric hybrid is indicated by an
x in front of its genus. The brilliant, colorful foliage is
inherited from its Heuchera parent, while the dark spots
and markings come from Tiarella. Their light requirement
varies - dependent on the specific plants in their
genetic composition. These evergreen perennials are very
deer resistant and attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
They are also drought tolerant and will grow in the presence
of walnut trees. Care of this group of eye-catching
plants is minimal. Remove spent flowers. If foliage fades or
dries out in late summer or early fall, cut off old growth.
Do not prune for winter. Cut off any dead leaves in spring.
Although Heucherella was first produced in 1912, its
popularity has increased with the more recent
introduction of some spectacular hybrids. Treat yourself
and add a few to your garden!