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‘Bronze Wave’ heuchera

Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave'

HEW-ker-ah vil-OWE-sah

‘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 CharacteristicsLarge, dark leaves from 6-8 inches across. A cultivar of a U.S. native.

CarePlant in full sun to part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

PropagationDivide plants in autumn.

ProblemsGenerally trouble-free, but watch for foliar nematodes, powdery mildew, rust, and leaf spots.

  • Genus : Heuchera
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Uses : Containers, Foliage
  • Characteristics : Deer Resistant, North American Native, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Summer, Summer
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : North American Natives, Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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