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Leapfrog Foamy Bells - Heucherella
'Leapfrog' Foamy Bells, a Heucherella, features large, maple-like chartreuse-yellow leaves with dark-red to burgundy centers. As the summer heat arrives the leaves turn a beautiful bright green with purple centers. Small, white flowers atop thin stems rise 8-12 inches above the foliage in early to mid-summer. Get all the details and expert planting and care advice below.

Leapfrog Foamy Bells - Heucherella

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Leapfrog Heucherella - Foamy Bells
Heucherella 'Leapfrog' (Pronounced HYOO-ker-el-ah)

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

'Leapfrog' Foamy Bells, a Heucherella, features large, maple-like chartreuse-yellow leaves with dark-red to burgundy centers. As the summer heat arrives the leaves turn a beautiful bright green with purple centers. Small, white flowers atop thin stems rise 8-12 inches above the foliage in early to mid-summer. The Heuchera villosa bloodlines in this hybrid contribute a velvety leaf surface, later flowering habit, and exceptional heat and humidity tolerance. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a mound to about 10-12 inches tall and 24 inches wide, Leapfrog Heucherella is ideal for use as an accent or in groupings or mass plantings as a groundcover in landscape borders, in mixed perennial and shrub borders, as an underplanting beneath trees, and serves remarkably well as a solo in pots, planters or other containers or as texture and color plant in mixed container gardens. A fine addition to Heuchera gardens, rock gardens, shade gardens, tropical gardens, and woodland gardens.

In garden beds or containers, we like to combine Heuchera plants with other Heuchera or Heucherella varieties, hosta lilies, perennial ferns and other part shade to shade loving plants and trees.

Spacing: 18 inches for mass plantings; 36 inches or more for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

When planted right, and in the right spot Heucherella is easy to grow. 

Sun Preference:  Though Heucherella tolerate full sun in cooler zones north of USDA Zone 7 they appreciate some afternoon shade in USDA Zones 7-9. If grown in full sun, consistent moisture is very important. Scorch and general foliage decline may occur if soils are allowed to dry out. 

Soil Preferences:  Heucherella prefer a moist but well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Constantly soggy or wet soil is problematic. In the warmer climates of the southern zones plants are often evergreen, retaining nice foliage color throughout the winter season. In colder, northern zones foliage may discolor or die back over a harsh winter. Simply prune unsightly foliage away before new growth begins to emerge in late winter or early spring. 




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Heucherella plants.





Plant Details 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Perennial, Annual in zones north of _
Height at Maturity:  10-12" | flowers to 18-24"
Width at Maturity:  24"
Spacing:  15-18" for mass plantings, 30" for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Clumping, Dense, Mounding
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  Small
Flowering Period:  Mid-Summer
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Chartreuse-Yellow, Dark Red, Burgundy, Purple
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun w/Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun or Dappled Shade, Full Sun north of USDA Zone 7
Water Needs:  Average, lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt (amended) 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well-Drained Moist to Damp
Soil pH:  5.5 - 6.5 (Moderately Acid to Slightly Acid
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Butterflies
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Insect, Rabbit



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