• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage mounds 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flower stems to 18 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Foliage mounds 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flower stems to 18 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasVibrant foliage is a year-round high contrast accent for dark green and purple foliage in mixed borders. Use in small irregular groups for the woodland garden or in naturalistic rock garden settings. In more formal gardens use as a mass focal point or as linear edging. It is excellent viewed up close for both foliage and flowers in smaller gardens Good plant for nestling landscape boulders or to round the base of pedestal or fountain. Great for pots and troughs, even window boxes as a foliage accent.
    Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Painted Fern (Athyrium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide a rich, well-drained soil and water and fertilize regularly throughout the growing season. Provide partial shade in hot summer regions. For a neat appearance, remove old flower stalks. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Heuchera is an herbaceous perennial native to North America. The genus was named after 18th century German physician, Johann Heinrich von Heucher (1677-1746). With a slightly sour taste, the leaves are edible and can be used in salads and sandwiches. 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. Marmalade was Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon. It is part of their extensive breeding program for Heuchera native to North America This hybrid is related to H.americana of the eastern U.S. and H. micrantha, a native to the west.

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