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Crimson Clouds Foamy Bells
Heucherella 'Crimson Clouds'
Crimson Clouds Foamy Bells foliage
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Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4
Dainty spikes of light-pink bells rise from a compact mound of light green foliage with crimson veins; a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella; amazing contrast to other plants, great versatility; keep moist in heat of summer
Crimson Clouds Foamy Bells features dainty spikes of pink bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive deeply cut lobed leaves are light green in colour with distinctive crimson veins. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The black stems can be quite attractive.
Crimson Clouds Foamy Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
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.
Crimson Clouds Foamy Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Crimson Clouds Foamy Bells will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 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.
Crimson Clouds 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.