Heucherella 'Capture the Flag' PPAF CPBRAF (20)ct Flat
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Common Name: Foamy Bells
A Heucherella set to capture your attention! This large-leaved variety has deeply lobed chartreuse leaves with dramatic burgundy red centers. In late spring clouds of white flowers appear on light colored stems above the foliage. Compared with 'Eye Spy' the flowers are white instead of pink and the centers of the leaves are more red. Try this semi-evergreen perennial to brighten up the shade. 'Capture the Flag' will put up new leaves early in the season and hold foliage interest through the fall, with winter color showing in warmer zones without snow cover.
Heucherella is a hybrid genus produced from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. From Heuchera they gain the many different foliage colors and textures, while Tiarella add deeper leaf lobes and serration, as well as their signature central leaf blotching. Heucherella are sterile hybrids, and so typically have longer bloom seasons than either of their parents.
Heucherellas perform beautifully in flower borders and in containers. A better performer in the north than in the south, their life span tends to increase as the average temperature is lowered. These perennials grow most vigorously and have the strongest colors when grown in partial shade (preferably afternoon shade). They can also be grown in full shade, but their growth rate will be very slow. Some varieties can withstand full sun in northern climates if they have consistent moisture, but their colors tend to fade with the intensity of the sun. The soil should be amended with organic matter prior to planting. It should also have good drainage and a neutral pH.
Heucherellas are evergreen in areas with mild winters. If properly sited out of the way of winter winds and with reliable snow cover, gardeners in northern regions may also find their heucherellas acting as evergreens. If the plant looks tattered by early spring, shear off any damaged leaves to make room for the vibrant new foliage which will fill in quickly.
Height: 8.0-10.0 Inches
Spread: 16.0-18.0 Inches
Scape Height: 20.0-22.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: White Shades
Foliage Color: Yellow shades, Multicolored
Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun) - Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Spring
Seasonal Interest: Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Edging, Attractive Foliage, Native to North America