• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumping foliage reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide, with flower stems 3 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Spring and Summer
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Clumping foliage reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide, with flower stems 3 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring and Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Painted Fern (Athyrium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil; take care not to bury crown when planting. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Avoid excessive winter moisture. Feed regularly throughout growing season. Remove old, faded foliage in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This evergreen perennial is the result of a cross between the Alum Root (Heuchera maxima) and the Coral Bell (Heuchera sanguinea). Introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California in 1958.