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Heuchera 'Caramel'
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Plant Type: Hostas

Copper color leaves hold their color all summer. Caramel has glowing apricot new growth fading to soft amber by summer. Fall color is an intense salmon red. Its lobed fuzzy foliage stays clean. An eastern US native species that is plenty hardy and unsurpassed for longevity, even in the prolonged heat and humidity of the South. Long panicles of creamy white flowers in late summer.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Heucheras are easy perennials to grow and fit nicely in the front of any border, rock garden, or container. They grow most vigorously and have the strongest colors when grown in partial shade (preferably afternoon shade). They can also be grown in full shade but their growth rate will be very slow. Some varieties can withstand full sun in northern climates if they have consistent moisture, but their colors tend to fade with the intensity of the sun. The soil should be amended with organic matter prior to planting. It should also have good drainage and a neutral pH. Heucheras are evergreen in areas with mild winters. If properly sited out of the way of winter winds and with reliable snow cover, gardeners in northern regions may also find their Heucheras acting as evergreens. If the plant looks tattered by early spring, shear off any damaged leaves to make room for the vibrant new foliage which will fill in quickly. Heucheras can be grown under Black Walnut trees because they are resistant to the toxin Juglone which the trees emit from their roots. Heucheras are also salt tolerant. They are useful in the north along pathways which are salted in winter or for people gardening in coastal regions.


Flower Color

Creamy white

Foliage Color

Apricot

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

16 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Ground cover, Border, Edger along paths and walk ways, Rock Gardens

Bloom Time

Late Summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Part Shade, Full Shade

Growth Rate

slow to medium

Seasonal Interests

All season foliage interest!