Heuchera – Hot Plants for Partial Shade

By Patty Lynch

Heuchera (Coral Bells) are mounding perennials with heart shaped rounded , or triangular lobed leaves. They tend to be evergreen in most climates. Sprays of tiny flowers ranging in color from cream to red are produced on whispy stems that are excellent for cutting.

Heucheras are easy to grow in flower borders, rock gardens, or containers. When grown in partial shade (preferably afternoon shade) they are most vigorous & have the strongest coloration. Plants are heat & humidity tolerant. Start with good well draining soil. Following are some of the great varieties available.

 

Heuchera-BerrySmoothie

Berry Smoothie: purple-rose foliage white flowers 18”

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-Binoche

Binoche: smokey black foliage white flowers 12”-15”

 

 

Heuchera-BirkinSW

Birkin: Tricolor foliage topped with creamy white flowers 10”

 

 

 

Heuchera-CaramelSW

Caramel: glowing golden-orange foliage, creamy white flowers. 8”

 

 

 

Heuchera-CherryColaSW

Cherry Cola: colorful red foliage topped with red flowers. 8”

 

 

 

Heuchera-CircusSW

Circus: multi colored foliage with hot pink flowers. 14”

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-Citronella

 

Citronella: bright lemon yellow foliage, creamy white flowers.12”

 

 

 

Heuchera-FrostedVioletSW

 

Frosted Violet: deep plum purple foliage, pink flowers. 15-20”

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-GalaxySW

 

Galaxy: dark red foliage with pink spot stopped with white flowers 9”

 

 

 

Heuchera-MagnumSW

 

Magnum:8-10” deep burgundy foliage, white flowers 10-12”

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-MiracleSW

 

Miracle: changes color through the season topped with pink flowers. 8-10”

 

 

HeucheraObsidianSW

 

Obsidian: blackest foliage yet, dark purple almost black with white flowers. 10”

 

 

 

Heuchera-PalacePurple

Palace Purple: large purple bronze foliage, white flowers 8-10”

 

 

 

Heuchera-StainlessSteel

 

Stainless Steel; metallic silver green foliage, white flowers. 8-12”

 

 

 

 

Heucherella

Heucherella-SunriseFalls

Sunrise Falls: large yellow maple shaped foliage with red veins, white flowers. 7”

 

 

 

Heucherella-SolarEclipse

Solar Eclipse: burgundy foliage with lime green edge, white flowers. 20”

 

 

 

Heucherella-SweetTea

Sweet Tea: cinnamon orange foliage has bronze veins, white flowers. 20”

 

 

 

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