Green Spice Heuchera

Heuchera americana 'Green Spice'

SKU
01866
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationHEW-ker-a a-mer-ih-KAY-na
LoreNative Americans used these thick roots for a medicinal by drying and then pounding them into a wound dressing, hence the common name, alum root.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 8 to 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flowers 24 to 28 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design 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 accents
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLenten Rose (Helleborus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Snakeroot (Actaea); Hosta (Hosta)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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