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Solar Power Foamy Bells

Heucherella 'Solar Power'

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Solar Power Foamy Bells (Heucherella 'Solar Power') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Heucherella 'Solar Power' foliage

Heucherella 'Solar Power' foliage

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Solar Power Foamy Bells (Heucherella 'Solar Power') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Heucherella 'Solar Power' flowers

Heucherella 'Solar Power' flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A striking variety with sunny yellow leaves that have rounded lobes with contrasting red streaks radiating from the leaf centers in a display of visual power; a vigorous grower that forms a dense mound

Ornamental Features

Solar Power Foamy Bells features dainty spikes of white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive glossy lobed leaves remain yellow in color with showy red variegation throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Solar Power 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.

Solar Power Foamy Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Solar Power Foamy Bells will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. 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 applying a thick mulch around the root zone 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.

Solar Power 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.

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