• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage forms a mound 8 to 10 in. tall, 12 in. wide. Flower stems reach 18 in. tall
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Mid-spring to mid-summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hew-ker-REL-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage forms a mound 8 to 10 in. tall, 12 in. wide. Flower stems reach 18 in. tall
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Mid-spring to mid-summer
    Flower color:White
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasAn exceptional candidate for woodland gardens and understory plantings for unique foliage effects when little else is blooming. Ideal for space and light challenged sideyards. Perfect to fill out the partly shaded perennial border or mixed border. Scaled to small spaces common in courtyards and urban gardens where close inspection means every plant must count. Perfect for nestling into rock gardens and outcroppings. Ideal for punching up entries in ground or in pots.
    Companion PlantsPlant with other solid colored woodland perennials such as Bleeding Heart, Hosta, Lenton Rose and Hydrangea so as not to distract from the multi-colored leaf. Other shade loving plants in purple, silver or green combine for a tranquil design.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Amend the soil with orangic matter and fertilizer before planting. Water regularly and fertilize monthly with a general fertilizer throughout the warm season. Remove spent flowers or allow birds to feed on the seeds.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).
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Heucherellas are the result of a rare inter-generic cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. 'Heart of Darkness' was bred by Charles Oliver at The Primrose Path in Pennsylvania. Oliver's work with lesser known eastern American native Heucheras earned him the Marce LePinied Award for new plant introductions from the North American Rock Garden Society in 1998.