Vesuvius Heuchera

Heuchera x 'Vesuvius' PP #13,215

An explosion of rosy red flowers contrast nicely with the rich purple foliage. New foliage emerges in spring a brilliant deep red, quickly darkening to rich purple with silvery overtones. An excellent selection with year round interest. Herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun, 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 10 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide; flower stalks 2 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
Design IdeasPlant in a mixed perennial border or native, woodland garden setting. The foliage will add color to any bed when other plants have spent their bloom. Sometimes referred to as Fancy Leaf Coral Bells, the textured foliage holds another design element to patio container gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorPurple
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
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, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsPlant with woodland perennials like Hosta, Dead Nettle, Astilbe, Cranesbill, Bellflower and Black-eyed Susan. Mix with silver grasses in an Asian glazed urn for a Far East look.

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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