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Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells

Heucherella 'Sunrise Falls'

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Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells (Heucherella 'Sunrise Falls') at Sargent's Gardens

Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells flowers

Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells (Heucherella 'Sunrise Falls') at Sargent's Gardens

Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells flowers

Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  8 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  28 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

An exciting trailing variety producing large, yellow maple-shaped leaves with red streaks; dainty white bell flowers in late spring; a vigorous grower that forms a dense cascading mound

Ornamental Features

Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells features dainty spikes of white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive glossy lobed leaves are yellow in color with showy red variegation and tinges of lime green. The foliage often turns red in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sunrise Falls 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.

Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Sunrise Falls Foamy Bells will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 28 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 performs well in both full sun and full 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.

Sunrise Falls 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features