• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 18 in. tall, 15 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage and Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 18 in. tall, 15 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Red
    Blooms:Late Spring to Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasExcellent contrast purple red foliage for shaded mixed borders that tend to be all too green in color. Use in small irregular groups for the woodland garden or naturalistic settings. In more formal settings use as a mass focal point or as linear edging. It is excellent in front where plants are viewed up close for both foliage and flowers. Good plant for nestling landscape boulders or to round the base of pedestal or fountain.
    Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil; take care not to bury crown when planting. Sun tolerant in cool summer areas; provide some shade in hotter regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. 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).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A 2019 Terra Nova Nurseries introduction, exclusive to Monrovia.