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, feature purple venation and dark gray edges. Bold color contrast for containers, perennial border as well as brightening shade gardens. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Foliage clumps 8-10 in. tall, 16 in. wide. Flower stems to 24-28 in. tall.
- DetailDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage clumps 8-10 in. tall, 16 in. wide. Flower stems to 24-28 in. tall.Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageDesign 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 PlantsFor contrast group with either Marmalade Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Marmalade') or Amber Waves Heuchera, (Heuchera x 'Amber Waves'). Exceptional choice in semishade with Burgundy Lace Painted Fern, (Athyrium nipponicum 'Burgundy Lace'), Gold Fountains Sedge, (Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga Nishiki'), All Gold Japanese Forest Grass, (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') and Blackstem Bigleaf Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs 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.