Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave'

Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave'

Photo/Illustration: 
David Cavagnaro
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(Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave')
HEW-ker-ah vil-LOW-sah
Synonyms:  Heuchera villosa f. purpurea ‘Bronze Wave’
Genus:  Heuchera
'Bronze Wave', bred from the native Heuchera villosa ,  is, like its parent, renowned for its vigor and resistance to heat and humidity. Its llustrous, large, coppery purple leaves hold their color throughout the growing season and beyond. Three-foot-tall wands of tiny, bell-shaped, pinkish white blooms appear in late summer. -Chris Kelley, Regional Picks: Midwest, Fine Gardening issue #120
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Large, dark leaves from 6-8 inches across. A cultivar of a U.S. native.
Care:  Plant in full sun to part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Divide plants in autumn.
Problems:  Generally trouble-free, but watch for foliar nematodes, powdery mildew, rust, 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
Native,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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