Heuchera V / Coral Bells

Heuchera ‘Kassandra’ – This Heuchera villosa hybrid was bred in France and features large frilly-edged leaves that emerge a coppery-orange that shift to yellowish-green – these take on reddish-pink to maroon tones later in the season. It bears insignificant white flowers in July. Tolerates heat and humidity well. Grows 18″ high by 18-20″ wide. Hardy to zone 4.

Heuchera ‘Molly Bush’ – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner was bred by Allen Bush and named after his daughter. It features glossy dark purple foliage (with a lighter reverse) that is quite crinkled and abundant cream-coloured flowers from June to August. ‘Molly Bush’ was the highest rated Heuchera at the Chicago Botanic Garden trials. Grows 12-16″ high by 18″. Z4.

Heuchera ‘Electra’ – Another villosa hybrid with large leaves that emerge an electric yellow with sharply contrasting red veining. These shift to chartreuse as the season progresses, with the winter foliage being a tan colour. Small white flowers are borne midsummer but it is the bright foliage that adds much needed contrast to container plantings. 8-12″ high by 12-14″. Zone 4.

Heuchera ‘Amethyst Myst’ (syn. ‘Amethyst Mist’) – This Proven Winners selection is reliably evergreen in coastal BC and features new leaves that emerge a rich maroon, maturing to a blackish-purple with a contrasting pewter overlay. The cream coloured blooms are borne on 26″ high scapes and make excellent cut flowers. Grows 12-16″ high by 18″ wide. Hardy to zone 4.

Heuchera ‘Brownies’ – This villosa hybrid was bred in France by Thierry Delabroye and features large maple-shaped leaves of tan to chocolate brown (they can also be olive-green at times) with a beautiful reddish-purple reverse. The 1/4″ wide white flowers are produced from mid to late summer. Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigor. Grows 16″ high by 20″ wide. Hardy to zone 4.

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