Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple'

Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia ‘Palace Purple’
(HEW-ker-ah  my-KRAN-thah  variety  dy-ver-sih-FOE-lee-ah)
Family: Saxifragaceae

Common name: coral bells; coral flower
Zone: 5 – 9
Height:18-24 in (45-60 cm) Spread:18-24 in (45-60 cm)
Aspect: full sun; partial shade
Soil: moist; fertile; well-draining
Water: moderate    

Description: An evergreen perennial with a clump-forming habit. Large, bronzy-red palmate leaves with metallic shimmer are lighter on underside. Numerous panicles of creamy-white flowers with red anthers appear in June through July. Diminutively attractive rose-pink seed heads follow.

 

Special Notes: This native to North America needs regular lifting and dividing. Given more sun, leaves will turn a tarnished copper colour. Good cut flower. May suffer from leaf spots and powdery mildew. Also watch for slugs and snails. Reliable self-seeder but easy to keep under control.

 

Perennial Plant of the Year 1991

 

Updated: January 11, 2013