Heuchera

The colors of this plant are so diverse, it’s like using an artist’s palette in the garden.  Amethyst, purple, chartreuse, black, caramel, multi-colored, chocolate, red, peach, burgundy and bronze are just a sampling of the colors.  This North American Native, also known as coral bells, is a perennial favorite with many uses; deer resistance, flowers for cutting, dramatic foliage color, container or woodland garden, and  attractive to hummingbirds.  It blooms in the spring and summer with either red, pink or white flowers on tall, airy stalks.  Size can be about 12 by 12 inches and grows best in full sun or partial shade.  Heuchera plants are happiest with neutral or slightly alkaline soil, so adding lime once a year in our area would help them thrive.  Happy heuchera!

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