Coral bells

Heuchera villosa 'Palace Purple'

Coral bells - Heuchera villosa  'Palace Purple'

Common Name: Coral bells
Genus: Heuchera
Species: villosa
Cultivar: 'Palace Purple'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: PurpleFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Airy sprays of tiny salmon pink summer flowers appear on wiry stems above neat mounds of large shiny almost metallic dark burgundy leaves. A popular heuchera this variety is grown mainly for its distinctive foliage and it looks particularly effective planted in large drifts and contrasted with other foliage plants. It is semi-evergreen and makes an eyecatching front-of-border plant ideally in dappled shade.

  • Garden care: Heucheras do not like dry soil. Remove tatty foliage in autumn. Lift and divide clumps every couple of years in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3 in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the crown of the plant in spring.

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