Shiny leaves in shades of deep olive green to bronzy purple with purple undersides and cream flowers.
Perennial of the Year 1991
This selection was the first of many purple-leaved Coral Bells, and is still an excellent choice for towards the edge of the border, or in containers and tubs. Plants form a low mound of maple-shaped leaves, from bronzy-green to rich purple-red. Spikes of small creamy-white flowers appear in early summer. In hot summer areas a part shade location will help to prevent the leaf colour from fading. Evergreen in mild winter areas, but plants may be clipped hard in early spring. Division is not always easy, but can be attempted in spring. A former Perennial Plant of the Year for 1991.
Blooms early to mid summer
4-9 Find your zone
Full Sun,Partial Shade
Grow on at 65-70° F providing 35% - 50% shade. Keep evenly moist but not overly wet or dry. Allow soil to dry slightly between watering for healthy roots. Once actively growing, begin feeding at 75-150 ppm N with each irrigation. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks depending on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low
Plant in well draining professional potting soil taking care not to bury the crown which is most common cause of failure with Heuchera. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.
Plant in moist, rich, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.