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Buttered Rum Foamy Bells

Heucherella 'Buttered Rum'

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Buttered Rum Foamy Bells (Heucherella 'Buttered Rum') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Heucherella 'Buttered Rum'

Heucherella 'Buttered Rum'

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Buttered Rum Foamy Bells (Heucherella 'Buttered Rum') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Heucherella 'Buttered Rum' foliage

Heucherella 'Buttered Rum' foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  7 inches

Flower Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

An exciting variety with golden yellow leaves that have rounded lobes with contrasting red streaks radiating from the leaf centers; dainty white bell flowers in late spring; a vigorous grower that forms a dense mound

Ornamental Features

Buttered Rum 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 are gold in color with showy red variegation and tinges of buttery yellow. The foliage often turns rose in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Buttered Rum 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.

Buttered Rum Foamy Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Buttered Rum Foamy Bells will grow to be about 7 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 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.

Buttered Rum 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