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Heucherella x 'Gold Zebra'

Plant Type: Perennials

Explosive color all season long!  Shocking golden yellow leaves display a heavy smattering of bright red pigment that nearly covers the entire leaf surface.  The two-tone effect is fabulous for adding color to the front of your garden or a combination planter.  Small white flowers appear in late spring.   

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Heucherellas are evergreen in areas with mild winters. If properly sited out of the way of winter winds and with reliable snow cover, gardeners in northern regions may also find their heucherellas acting as evergreens. If the plant looks tattered by early spring, shear off any damaged leaves to make room for the vibrant new foliage which will fill in quickly.  Heucherellas perform beautifully in flower borders and in containers.  A better performer in the north than in the south, their life span tends to increase as the average temperature is lowered.  These perennials grow most vigorously and have the stongest colors when grown in partial shade (preferably afternoon shade).  They can also be grown in full shade but their growth rate will be very slow.  Some varieties can withstand full sun in northern climates if they have consistent moisture, but their colors tend to fade with the intensity of the sun.  The soil should be amended with organic matter prior to planting.  It should also have good drainage and a neutral pH.

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green/red

Plant Spread

12-15 in.

Good Companions

Astilbe 'Fanal', Hosta 'Honeybells', Geranium pratense 'Midnight Reiter', Pulmonaria

Plant Height

10 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

moist, well-drained, organic-enriched soils


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border plants, Container, Cut flower or foliage, Edging, Evergreen, Grown for attractive foliage

Bloom Time

late spring

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full to part shade

Growth Rate

slow

Seasonal Interests

Attractive foliage all season long!