Green Spice Coral Bells
Green Spice Coral Bells
Heuchera americana 'Green Spice'Item #1866 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Green leaves heavily overlaid with silver, featuring purple venation and dark gray edges. Creates a bold color contrast in containers and perennial borders. Excellent foliage for brightening shade gardens. Delicate sprays of tiny white flowers appear in summer. Evergreen in mild climates; an herbaceous perennial in colder regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage reaches 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 reaches 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 deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Avoid excess winter moisture. Feed throughout growing season. Remove old, faded foliage in early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.