Heuchera villosa Silver Gumdrop

DolceŽ Series

Coral Bells, Alum Root

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Plant Code: HSIGU

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Goody, Goody, Silver Gumdrop! The luminous metallic-silver foliage of Heuchera Silver Gumdrop dons rosy-blush overtones later in the season. Burgundy undersides flash in the breeze. Use the taller airy rose-pink flower sprays to enhance flower bouquets. A villosa hybrid with heightened heat and humidity tolerance.

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


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 6" (20-24" in flower)
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Rose
Accent: Rose
Patent: PP29,207
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

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.