• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage grows 8 to 10 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide; flowers to 26 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage grows 8 to 10 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide; flowers to 26 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Purple
    Blooms:Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting
    Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Painted Fern (Athyrium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    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).
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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