This clump-forming perennial features a mound of maple, or ivy-like, long-petioled leaves (3 to 5 inches wide) that 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 to 24 inches in late spring to early summer. Attracts hummingbirds to the garden! ‘Palace Purple’ looks especially good used around the edge of a border—and it attracts hummingbirds to the garden! —Santa Rosa Gardens
Noteworthy CharacteristicsFlowers are followed by rose pink seed heads.
CareProvide full sun (especially in the north) or partial 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