Moonlight Heuchera

Heuchera x 'Moonlight' PP #17,434

This showy, clumping perennial impresses with striking deep purple and silver-frosted foliage - so dark it appears black. Dramatic dark purple stems and luminous pale green flowers are a striking contrast. These distinctive traits, along with the largest individual flowers known on any Heuchera in the trade, make for an excellent and mysterious looking accent in any garden. Plants enjoy a dappled shade position. Deep shade is not recommended; also bearing in mind, because of the darkness of the foliage, the plants will almost disappear from sight.
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Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationHEW-ker-a
Average Size at MaturityMounding foliage 8 in. tall, 15 in. wide; flower stems 18 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA must in any woodland garden alongside other lush foliage plants in the lime, green, yellow and gold color family. Great edging plant along walks or driveways. Plant in mass or select a few to add leaf color and texture to a patio container planting.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorBlack
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsPlant alongside lime green or gold woodland perennials like Hosta and Heuchera. The purple foliage of Moonlight stands out nicely against the silver-gray foliage of Dead Nettle and Liriope. Pink and white blooming perennials mix well with Moonlight in a lime-green or cobalt-blue glazed container.

Provide a rich, well-drained soil and water and fertilize regularly throughout the growing season. For a neat appearance, remove old flower stalks. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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