Heuchera – Hot Plants for Partial Shade

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-BerrySmoothieBerry Smoothie:
Purple-rose foliage
White flowers
18”

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-CaramelSW Caramel:
Glowing golden-orange foliage
Creamy white flowers
8”

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-CherryColaSWCherry Cola:
Colorful red foliage topped with
Red flowers
8”

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-CircusSW

Circus:
Multi-colored foliage
Hot pink flowers
14”

 

 

 

 

HeucheraObsidianSW

Obsidian:
Blackest foliage yet, dark purple
White flowers
10”

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-PalacePurplePalace Purple:
Large purple-bronze foliage
White flowers
8-10”

 

 

 

 

Heuchera-StainlessSteel

Stainless Steel:
Metallic silver green foliage
White flowers
8-12”

 

 

 

 

Heucherella-SunriseFallsSunrise Falls:
Large yellow maple shaped foliage with red veins
White flowers
7”

 

 

 

 

Heucherella-SweetTeaSweet Tea:
Cinnamon orange foliage with bronze veins
White flowers
20”

 

 

 

 

Amethyst Mist:
Amethyst-purple to red foliage
Tiny, bell-shaped, cream-colored flowers
Up to 20”

 

 

 

 

Black Taffeta:
Large silky black leaves with a fuchsia glow underneath
Small white flowers
10-12”

 

 

 

 

Spellbound:
Ruffled, fuchsia foliage with splatters of silver
Small white bell flowers
8-10”

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