Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia ‘Palace Purple’
Common name: coral bells; coral flower
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