Black Beauty Heuchera

Heuchera x 'Black Beauty' PP #13,288

Glossy dark purple, nearly black ruffled foliage offers great opportunities for contrast. Develops a tight mound that supports sprays of tiny white flowers in early summer. Exceptional perennial for small city gardens and where color from foliage is essential to off season beauty. Use as edging, in naturalistic groups or masses. Herbaceous perennial. Full to partial sun. Moderate growth to 10 inches tall and 16 inches wide.
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4 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

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

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Botanical PronunciationHEW-ker-a
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 10 to 12 in. tall, 16 in. wide, with flower stems 24 in. tall.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
Design IdeasBlack Beauty is an exceptional perennial for small city gardens and where color and texture from foliage is essential to off season beauty. Plant in mass in a natural, woodland setting or spotted throughout mixed beds. Pair the glossy, dark purple foliage with yellow and gold foliage plants for contrast and color in those dark shaded areas of your garden. Outstanding at close range near outdoor living areas and in front entry foundation plantings. Create a dramatic effect by planting in beautiful lime green or cobalt blue glazed containers.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlack
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial 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 FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDramatic Foliage Color

Provide enriched, well-drained soil; take care not to bury crown when planting. Sun tolerant in cool summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed regularly throughout growing season. Remove old, faded foliage in early spring.

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