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Sonic Smash Foamy Bells

Heucherella 'Sonic Smash'

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Sonic Smash Foamy Bells (Heucherella 'Sonic Smash') at GardenWorks

Sonic Smash Foamy Bells foliage

Sonic Smash Foamy Bells foliage

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  28 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

An eye catching variety producing emerald green leaves that have prominent deep red venation, a silver overlay, and a scalloped light green margin; creates tremendous interest in the garden or containers

Ornamental Features

Sonic Smash Foamy Bells's attractive glossy lobed leaves remain emerald green in colour with distinctive burgundy veins and tinges of lime green throughout the year. It features dainty spikes of white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sonic Smash Foamy Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sonic Smash Foamy Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Sonic Smash Foamy Bells will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 28 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 28 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Sonic Smash Foamy Bells is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features


Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.