Heuchera villosa f. purpurea Bronze Wave New Item

Coral Bell, Alum Root

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2' (28" in flower) (Plant 2' apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Sycamore-like bronze-green foliage with wine red undersides shimmers with a glossy sheen as though a lacquer finish has been applied. Frothy creamy white blossoms swell above the ruffled waves in September very showy in massed plantings.

George Coombs, a research horticulturist at Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware conducted a prolonged continual evaluation (3 years) of 83 varieties of Coral Bells and chose Heuchera Bronze Wave as one of his top 10 favorites.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Heuchera General Information:

Heuchera make excellent border plants with their nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Dainty flowers are held aloft on airy stems May through July. Can be used in a shady courtyard pot or perfect under deciduous trees. Prefers average to moist soil conditions.

Heuchera Plant Care:

Benefits from deadheading. Watch for frost heaving - mulch can help. In cold climates, winter mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving. It keeps the mature crown in contact with the soil and keeps the soil moist in the summer as well. Must have good drainage over the winter, though, so don't over-do the overwintering mulching. Shear off any damaged leaves in early spring to make room for new foliage. Can be divided every 3 years in spring.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: HEBR