• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Mounding foliage 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide; flower stems 24 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent 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.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.