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Planting Instructions for Heucherella (foamy bells):

Bloom Time:  Spring Light:  Light sun to dappled shade
Soil:  Humus-rich, well-draining, woodland soil Moisture:  Average
Planting Depth:  1/2" deep then lightly mulch Spacing:  15 to 18"

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. If condensation has formed on the inside of the bag, open and let it air out slightly. Plant everything within a day or two of arrival.

Soil/Location:  Plant your Heucherella in a partially shaded spot in humus-rich, well-drained, woodland type soil. Add compost or peat humus to enrich and loosen the soil, if needed, amending the entire area for best results. Remember to keep the soil light and airy for perennials, so cover them with loose soil and don't pack it in after planting.

Moisture:  Heucherella is a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. All of these plants like good drainage and don't need much moisture. Avoid wet conditions or you may have problems with crown rot.

Spacing:  15 to 18"

Depth:  Plant with the top of the crown about 1/2" below soil level and then mulch them lightly after planting.

General Instructions:  Enrich your garden with compost or peat humus, as needed, and mix a couple teaspoons of garden food or bone meal into the planting hole. Plant the roots at the depth listed, then water in lightly. Heucherella prefer a slightly dry start so we only water them in once and then wait for them to sprout. Too much moisture early could damage the new shoots before they get a chance to emerge. Once they are actively growing it is alright to give them supplemental water as needed to keep them from wilting, but once established they are quite drought tolerant.

Landscape Uses:  Foamy bells fit into the landscape much like coral bells. Use them as a border plant, an accent grouping, or use them in the transition areas between the full shade garden and the full sun garden. Foamy bells, like coral bells, are ideal for areas with morning sun because they like some sun but need to be shaded from the heat of the day.

Heucherella 'Stoplight' and 'Sunspot' need to be treated more like Tiarellas. These two plants seem to enjoy dappled shade in woodland conditions. They are drought tolerant but not all that heat tolerant, so they make an excellent bright accent in the shade garden.

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