Coral flower

Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple'

Photo/Illustration: 
Santa Rosa Gardens
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Coral flower (Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple')
HEW-ker-ah my-KRAN-thah variety dy-ver-sih-FOE-lee-ah
Genus:  Heuchera

Clump-forming perennial features a mound of maple, or ivy-like, long-petioled leaves (3-5" wide) which are an attractive deep purple above and beet red beneath. Foliage color may fade to a bronze green in hot summers. Tiny, pinkish white, bell-shaped flowers in open, airy panicles are borne on slender, wiry, dark red stems extending well above the mound of leaves typically to a height of 15-24" in late spring to early summer. Attracts hummingbirds to the garden! They look especially good used around the edge of a border. -Santa Rosa Gardens

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Flowers are followed by rose-pink seed heads.

Care: 

Provide full sun (especially in the north) or part shade and rich, humusy, moist but well-drained soil.

Propagation: 

Sow seed in containers in spring. Divide in autumn. Seed-raised plants may not retain the deep leaf color.

Problems: 

Foliar nematodes, rust, powdery mildew, and leaf spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Hazelnut
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage,
Evergreen,
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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