Perennial Plant of the Week – Heucherella ‘Alabama Sunrise’

Sunrise perfectly describes Heucherella ‘Alabama Sunrise’ during the summer months but in early fall “sunset” would be a better word to describe this perennial according to Mary. Initially, the large leaves are a brilliant yellow gold with red veining and then later the foliage turns to warm shades of pinks and oranges. Mary likes how this plant has a perfect median growth habit, halfway between upright and sprawling. Because of this she has been able to Heucherella ‘Alabama Sunrise’ in a variety of ways in the perennial garden.

Heucherella ‘Alabama Sunrise’ is a genus produced by a cross between Tiarella and Heuchera. Its vigorous, robust habit makes this perennial an ideal selection. The white flower scapes rise above the foliage.

Height: 12″

Spread: 12″

Scape Height: 20″

Light: Strongest colors occur when grown in partial shade (preferably afternoon)

Companion plants might include Astilbe ‘Glow’, Dicentra spectabalis, Hakonechloa, ‘Naomi’ (ornamental shade grass), Hosta ‘Blue Angel’, Polemonium ‘Heavenly Habit’, and Tradescantia (spiderwort).

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"Jill" of all trades at Sargent's, Nina Sargent co-owns Sargent's with her husband and in-laws. She keeps communication going between the garden centers, landscape, nursery and the public. Nina loves helping connect people with their outdoor living spaces - especially while creating habitat for wildlife. She enjoys running, skiing (of all kinds) and reading.