Green Spice Heuchera
Heuchera americana 'Green Spice'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Foliage reaches 8 to 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flowers 24 to 28 in. tall.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging|
|Design Ideas||This 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 accents|
|Companion Plants||Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Snakeroot (Actaea); Hosta (Hosta)|
|Care||Provide 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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.