Green Spice Coral Bells
Green Spice Coral Bells
Heuchera americana 'Green Spice'Item #1866 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Green leaves heavily overlaid with silver, feature purple venation and dark gray edges. Bold color contrast for containers, perennial border as well as brightening shade gardens. Evergreen in mild climates; an herbaceous perennial in colder regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Foliage clumps 8 to 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flowers 24 to 28 in. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a a-mer-ih-KAY-naDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage clumps 8 to 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flowers 24 to 28 in. tall.Foliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThis variable beauty is excellent in irregular groups even as groundcover mases for woodland understory gardens or beneath shade tree canopies. A great choice for all kinds of naturalistic settings or peeking out from under landscape boulders. In formal gardens position near porch or patio and terrace for close-up view. Excellent for nesting a pedestal or fountain. Even adapts as edging. A valuable plant for containers that offers both foliage and flower accentsCompanion PlantsLenten Rose (Helleborus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Snakeroot (Actaea); Hosta (Hosta)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained soil; take care not to bury crown when planting. Prefers part shade in hot summer areas. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates drier soils once established. Avoid excessive winter moisture. Feed regularly throughout growing season. Remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This native Heuchera is known as rock geranium, alum root and American sanicle. It is found over most of the eastern states from the Canadian border to the Gulf Coast. This cultivar was developed by Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon.Lore:Native Americans used these thick roots for a medicinal by drying and then pounding them into a wound dressing, hence the common name, alum root.