Plant Type: Hostas
Dark, slightly marbled, burgundy bronze foliage. This series seems to hold up in the heat and maintain good color. Graceful, wide, arching sprays of airy flowers in early summer above mounds of neat evergreen foliage. Makes an outstanding cut flower and adds great appeal to mixed containers and gardens.
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.
Plant Spread12-16 in.
Plant Height7 in.
Soil MoistureLow water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Containers, Gardens, Cut flowers
ExposurePart shade, Full shade, Full sun