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Purple Palace heuchera

Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple'

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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 CharacteristicsFlowers are followed by rose-pink seed heads.

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

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

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

  • Genus : Heuchera
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Uses : Shade
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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