Gardening Tips How to Care for Heucherella Alba

The Heucherella Alba is commonly referred to as Foamy Bells. They make for good cut flowers, are resistant to rabbits and deer, and are easy to care for. This article will give you a few tips.

Gardening Tips How to Care for Heucherella Alba

The Heucherella Alba is commonly referred to as Foamy Bells. They make for good cut flowers, are resistant to rabbits and deer, and are easy to care for. This article will give you a few tips.

Light

Your Heucherella Alba will grow best if you put it in partial shade. This will not only allow the plant to grow faster, but it will also help it to produce stronger colors. If growing the plant in partial shade isn't an option, you can also grow it in full shade. However, the plant will grow much more slowly when placed in full shade.

Soil

Heucherella Albas can be grown in average or sandy soil. The soil should have a neutral pH and drain very well. Before planting the plant, you should strongly consider adding organic matter to the soil.

Feeding

The average Heucherella Alba offers a medium growth rate. Most plants grow between ten and 12 inches tall. During the growing season, you should provide water soluble fertilizer for the plant.

Foliage

Heucherella Albas have dark green evergreen foliage. The flowers are deep pink. You can expect the plant to bloom anytime from late spring to the middle of summer.

Maintenance

During the early spring months, you should prune away any damaged leaves on the plant. These damaged leaves will quickly be replaced by new foliage. You can also propagate by division in the fall or spring.

These are a few tips on caring for Heucherella Alba or Foamy Bells. Make sure that the soil has a neutral pH and drains very well. It's also best that you grow the plant in partial shade although it can also be grow in full shade. You should prune away damaged leaves in the early spring months before the plant blooms anywhere from the late spring to the middle of summer.

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