Heucherella Brass Lantern
Heucherella 'Brass Lantern'
Heucherella Brass Lantern combines the best traits of Heuchera and Tiarella. It is easy to grow like a heuchera and has the flower power of Tiarellas.
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Best grown in organically rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Performs well in full sun in the north, but prefers some shade (particularly in the heat of the afternoon) in the south. best foliage color may occur in sunny spots with part afternoon shade. Scorch and general foliage decline usually occur if soils are allowed to dry out. If grown in full sun, consistent moisture is particularly important. Remove stems of faded flowers to encourage additional bloom and to tidy plantings so that the attractive foliage can be fully appreciated. In cold winter climates, a winter mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving. Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years.A repeat bloomer.
X Heucherella, commonly called foamy bells, is an intergeneric hybrid between Heucheraand Tiarella. It is generally more compact and delicate in appearance than its Heuchera parent. It is a clump-forming perennial which typically produces a compact, basal mound of rounded to lobed (maple-like) leaves usually with distinctive veining. Foliage clump typically rises 5-8″ tall. Foliage will usually retain some color in cold winter climates such as the St. Louis area. Tiny star-shaped flowers appear in airy to dense panicles atop stems rising well above the foliage clump (typically to 15-20″ tall) in late spring to mid-summer.
Brass Lantern produces a compact, basal mound (to 8″ tall) of large, rounded, lobed, long-petioled, glossy burnished bronze leaves. Tiny, star-shaped, tawny-beige flowers borne in open, airy panicles appear in late spring to mid summer on slender, wiry, dark stems rising well above the foliage mound (typically to 18″ tall). Sporadic repeat blooms until frost, particularly in autumn.