Height: 8-10 Inches
Spread: 16-18 Inches
Scape Height: 16-18 Inches
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Near-black shades Purple shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer
Looking for seasonal interest?: Evergreen (in some or all zones)
How's your soil?: Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Formal Eclectic
The foliage on this Heuchera is so bright, it’s electric! New leaves emerge near black and lighten to an intense purple with dramatic black veining. Dainty, bright fuchsia pink flowers are produced on near black stems, with a color intensity that matches the awesome foliage. Compared to the popular ‘Grape Expectations’, ‘Electric Plum’ has a brighter purple foliage color, more attractive flowers, and improved floral performance. Growers will appreciate that this Heuchera does not require vernalization to bloom, although it is beneficial.
This plant is a Heuchera villosa hybrid. The villosa species is a large, late blooming type that exhibits an increased tolerance of high heat and humidity over other species. Most produce cream flowers in midsummer, though they are grown more for their fantastic foliage. H. villosa is native to the southeastern United States.
Coral Bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers. Try cutting a few of the tall flower scapes for fresh bouquets.