The search was on for a great performing orange Heucherella, and we’ve found it with ‘Hopscotch’. Leaves emerge red with dark red centers early in spring, before lightening to bronze red. Each leaf is lobed, giving it a unique lacy texture in the garden. In the heat of summer, the leaves mellow to deep green. In late spring, cream, bottlebrush shaped flowers appear above the foliage.
‘Hopscotch’ is a H. villosa hybrid which means that it is naturally more heat and humidity tolerant, including greater vigor than Heucherellas without such parentage. The foliage is evergreen in most climates.
Heucherella is a hybrid genus produced from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. From Heuchera they gain the many different foliage colors and textures, while Tiarella add deeper leaf lobes and serration, as well as their signature central leaf blotching. Heucherella are sterile hybrids, and so typically have longer bloom seasons than either of their parents.