Frosted Violet Coral Bells
Frosted Violet Coral Bells
Heuchera 'Frosted Violet' Plant Patent #15,085Item #2310 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Violet purple foliage with deep burgundy veins form a vigorous but neat clump, accented by dainty pink, pearl-like flowers on slender stems. Silvery hairs cover the top of the leaf, giving it a frosted appearance. Foliage color deepens when cool weather arrives. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide; blooms reach 30 in. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-aPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Foliage reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide; blooms reach 30 in. tall.Special features:Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, North American Native SelectionFoliage color:PurpleBlooms:Late Spring to Late SummerFlower color:PinkPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasPair with yellow and gold foliage plants for shaded contrast in the garden. Plant in irregular groups in a woodland understory or under shade trees. 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. A valuable plant for containers that offers both foliage and flower accents. Particularly beautiful in troughs but provides a dramatic effect in lime green or cobalt blue glazed containers.Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Painted Fern (Athyrium)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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; tolerates drier soils once established. Avoid excessive winter moisture. Feed regularly throughout growing season. Remove old, faded foliage in early spring.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This hybrid was developed by Charles Oliver of The Primrose Path in southwestern Pennsylvania. It features the large habit of H. villosa with the leaf silvering of H. 'Silver Scrolls'. Other varieties in the 'Silver Scrolls' ancestry include 'Quilter's Joy', H. brizoides 'Chatterbox'; and 'Regina';. H. villosa is a native of the eastern United States. Native Americans used these thick roots for a medicinal by drying and then pounding them into a wound dressing, hence one common name, alum root. The genus name honors a European botanist, Johan Heinrich von Heucher who first identified this western American wildflower in 1730.
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