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Herbaceous Perennial

× Heucherella 'Eye Spy'PBR (Fun and Games Series)

heucherella 'Eye Spy'

A clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial, to around 25cm high, with deeply lobed leaves that open bright yellow-green with dark red veins, and mature to green with a silvery flush. Slender stems bear clusters of tiny, bell-shaped pink flowers from late spring into summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Yellow Green Red
Summer Pink Green Red Grey Silver
Autumn Green Red Grey Silver
Winter Green Red Grey Silver
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

x Heucherella are hybrids between Heuchera and Tiarella, and are evergreen, clump-forming perennials with ovate or rounded leaves and open panicles of small bell-shaped pink or white flowers over a long period

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Thrives in fertile, moist, but well-drained soil in dappled or afternoon shade. Mulch annually, and divide every few years to prevent the rhizomes rising to the surface

Propagation

Propagate by division. Lift the plant once in spring growth, taking small vigorous sections from around the edge. Each section should have good roots and 2-3 shoots

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
  • Ground cover
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning required, but old leaves and flower stems may be removed to improve appearance

Pests

May be susceptible to vine weevil, especially when grown in containers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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