This stunning perennial forms a compact mound of large, maple-leaf shaped foliage that is a glowing silver and veined with dark green; white flower spikes rise above the foliage in late spring; nice cut flower; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds; deer resistant; salt tolerant; drought tolerant once established.
glowing silver and veined with dark green
Glows in dark corners, as accent and contrast, in formal, cottage and water-wise gardens and along paths.
(Venus Coral Bells)
Full sun to partial shade
8" (20 cm)
12" (30 cm)
15" (38 cm)
Subtle white flower spikes
May - June
Moderate-Low. Requires regular watering during hot spells
Prefers average, well drained soils
Plant Care Tips
Heuchera are vigorous growers and wonderfully easy to care for. Adding some organic matter to the soil before you plant will help give it a great start. Adding a little mulch in the summer will help retain moisture. Good drainage is essential, particularly in the winter, particularly, as the plants tend to heave up as a result of frozen ground. To help avoid this problem, add compost around the plant in the fall. Shear off damaged leaves in the spring, making way for new growth. You'll see the strongest colouring if you plant Heuchera in partial shade. Purple colours seem to do well in sunny location, while orange or gold colours do best in the shade. Deadhead the flowers to keep the plants looking tidy. Heucheras are relatively disease resistant, particularly if the soil is adequately prepared. Divide the plants every 3 or 4 years. These plants can be placed under Black Walnut trees as they are not affected by the Juglone toxin produced by the tree roots.