Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ for Winter Interest

Fall is here. As the temperatures slowly drop I’m reminded about the coming winter months. Have have quite long winters here in Sweden and the garden will loose most of it’s blooms, foliage and color. To keep the garden interesting during winter I try to add more and more evergreens. Plants that will keep their foliage and bring color during the grey and cold months of the year. Plants like boxwoods, yews, grasses, heucheras. This Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ is the latest addition.

During the winter you need to rely on foliage for color in the garden.

Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ is an everygreen. That means that it keeps its colorful foliage although the year. The gorgeous orange-red-purple color darkens in the summer and lightens up again in the fall.

Like most heucheras/heucherellas, it preferens sun to part shade and gets around 10 inches high (25 cm).

Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ and Great Masterwort (Astrantia major)

This plant goes well with pretty much everything. It bring contrast and makes other plants pop. In the landscape, I chose to combine them with Great Masterwort (Astrantia major) and Hakonechloa right below a Japanese maple.

The orange foliage of the Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ in the background of Great Masterwort (Astrantia major) that is blooming for the second time this season.