Crystal Spires Coral Bells
Crystal Spires Coral Bells
Heuchera x 'Crystal Spires' Plant Patent #20,385Item #3676 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
This is a very vigorous, floriferous, large Heuchera. Silver leaves are netted with purple-green and are complemented by spikes of cream-white flowers from amethyst-purple buds. Plant in mass to form a groundcover, or use as edging in a mixed border or container garden. Bred to withstand harsh winters and dry summers. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Mounding foliage 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide; flower stems 24 in. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-aPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Mounding foliage 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide; flower stems 24 in. tall.Special features:Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Year-round InterestFoliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasThis large, purple-leaf Heuchera variety will be a standout in your woodland garden or naturalized area. Plant in mass or as an edging plant around your outdoor living area. Don't forget its beautiful contribution to high gloss containers during the long growing season.Companion PlantsMix with other woodland natives like Columbine and Astilbe. Lime green or silver foliage perennials contrast well with Crystal Spires leaf and offer great color and texture in a mixed container.
- CareCare InformationProvide a rich, well-drained soil and water and fertilize regularly throughout the growing season. Best with part shade in hot summer areas. For a neat appearance, remove old flower stalks. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Heuchera is an herbaceous perennial native to North America. The genus was named after 18th century German physician, Johann Heinrich von Heucher (1677-1746). With a slightly sour taste, the leaves are edible and can be used in salads and sandwiches. Native Americans have used the root to treat inflammation, swelling and minor bleeding. This selection comes to us from pioneer Heuchera breeder Charles Oliver of The Primrose Path in southwestern Pennsylvannia, where the Heucheras are bred to withstand harsher winters and dry, summer shade.