Silver Scrolls Coral Bells
Silver Scrolls Coral Bells
Heuchera x 'Silver Scrolls' Plant Patent #12,066Item #2012 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Small, pink-tinged white flowers on wiry stems rise above a mound of rounded-lobed leaves against a silver background. Leaves emerge silver flushed with burgundy but mature to silver with dark purple veins. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Clumps to 8 in. high, 12 in. wide; flower stalks 2 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-aPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Clumps to 8 in. high, 12 in. wide; flower stalks 2 ft. tall.Foliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:Late spring to early summer.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleCottagePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasHeuchera is the perfect small perennial for the front of beds and borders with some afternoon shade. It's vivid color brightens up front yards near high profile entries in foundation beds. Thrives in the woodland setting beneath groves of trees and in shaded areas of wild or naturalistic gardens. Plant them at a water garden's shore for truly eye-popping color. Fine permanent foliage accents for pots and troughs.Companion PlantsHeucheras are perfectly matched with All Gold Japanese Forest Grass, (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'), Ice Dance Japanese Sedge, (Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'), Japanese Painted Fern, (Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'), King of Hearts Bleeding Heart, (Dicentra x 'King of Hearts') and Evergreen Solomon's Seal, (Disporopsis pernyi')
- 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:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Genus Heuchera is well represented by many North American native species. Breeding has focused on H. micrantha due to its red tinted foliage which gave rise to the many contemporary purple cultivars. The genus was named for European botanist, Johan Heinrich von Heucher, who first identified this American wildflower in 1730. 'Silver Scrolls" resulted from a hybrid cross made in 1996 at The Primrose Path, a breeder in southwestern Pennsylvania that specializes in breeding of Heucheras and related genera.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