• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage clumps reach 12 to 18 in. tall and wide; blooms reach 24 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a mi-KRAN-tha
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 11, 14 - 24, 31 - 43
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage clumps reach 12 to 18 in. tall and wide; blooms reach 24 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Bronze
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasAn exquisite small perennial that should be grouped with others of similar stature and quality. Ideal in the front of rock gardens and perennial borders, where they will be fully appreciated. Since it blooms under some shade, it is a valuable transition plant linking shaded flowering shrubs with sun-loving ones. Take advantage of the bronze coloring by using as an edging plant or against variegated backgrounds.
    Companion PlantsColumbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Anemone (Anemone); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil; take care not to bury crown when planting. Best with part shade in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in 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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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