DESCRIPTION:  Foamy Flower is a hybrid cross between Coral Bells and Tiarella. They feature more deeply cut large leaves with red centers that deepen throughout the season. This variety has shorter spikes...
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DESCRIPTION Foamy Flower is a hybrid cross between Coral Bells and Tiarella. They feature more deeply cut large leaves with red centers that deepen throughout the season. This variety has shorter spikes of tiny, pink, bell-shaped flowers that give the effect of a spray of foam. 

BOTANICAL NAME: Heucherella 'Citrus Shock'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 15-20 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 20-30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Pink
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring to early summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Yellow green with red heart, turning more red in the fall
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Border, Attractive Foliage, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

Landscape Attributes

Citrus Shock Foamy Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Citrus Shock Foamy Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Citrus Shock Foamy Bells will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Citrus Shock Foamy Bells is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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