Heucherella 'Alabama Sunrise'
- Use: Changes color with the seasons! The deeply cut foliage is gold with red veins in spring to midsummer, then in late summer, the leaves go to green with red veins. In fall, the older foliage turns orange pink. Small white flowers in spring. Absolutely beautiful to brighten up the shade garden! Excellent in containers, en masse, or as a splendid specimen. Forms dense evergreen clumps of year-round color. They make beautiful container plants for a shady patio, porch, etc. or line a wooded path with hostas, ferns, coral bells, etc. for a natural woodland look. There have been conflicting reports on deer-resistance. Some say the deer never touch theirs while others have said they browsed on them. It often depends on just how hungry a deer is as to what it will eat.
- Thrives in "dry shade", excellent ground cover under trees. Prepare the planting area well with organic matter if soil is poor. A few hours of morning sun is fine but avoid hot, intense afternoon sun, especially in the south. (This is a general rule for all Heucheras)
- 2 ft tall x 2 feet wide. Evergreen, except in coldest zones where they go dormant in winter.
Photo(s) courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc