Heucherellas are a cross between Tiarellas and Heucheras. As expected these are woodland plants and shade lovers, liking slightly more moist growing conditions than do Heucheras. The cross provides the vigorous spreading growth of Tiarellas and the fascinating leaf shapes, with the incredible array of colours of the Heucheras. Heucherella ‘Solar Eclipse’ has the most striking black leaf with a bold margin of lime green. Deeply scalloped leaves are beautifully presented on a compact mounding habit, a very striking foliage effect plant. This Heucherella is an ideal impact perennial in mixed beds, under high branching shrubs, or in a container. Winter colour will evolve to olive/ brown with new vibrant foliage appearing in spring.
Grow Heucherella ‘Solar Eclipse’ from full sun to part shade as this hardy Heucherella is a tough and tolerant plant. Prefers moist but well drained, humus rich soils. Take care not to bury the crown when planting. Water and feed occasionally with slow release fertiliser.