Heuchera x villosa Red Lightning

Coral Bell, Alum Root

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: HRELI

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Itís electrifying! Jagged bolts of dark red veining permeate the large golden/chartreuse leaves with flashes of vivid color. A villosa type, it delivers steadfast color with excellent heat and humidity tolerance. Billowing white flowers in summer float above on tall scapes.

Coral Bells offer a dazzling array of foliage color, texture and shapes. Heuchera bearing many dainty flowers make excellent border plants with their neat clumps of evergreen foliage.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 10" (18" in flower)
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent: White
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant

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. These versatile perennials can be used in a shady courtyard pot or as a groundcover 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.