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Heuchera (Coral Bells) micrantha ‘Palace Purple’

Perennial Plant Of The Year 1991!

This coral bells cultivar is a clump-forming perennial which features a basal mound (typically to 12″ tall) of maple- or ivy-like long-petioled leaves (3-5″ wide) which are an attractive deep-purple above and beet-red beneath. ‘Palace Purple’ is one of the most popular Coral Bells on the market. 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 18-22″ in late spring to early summer. Low, non-spreading mounds of foliage topped by airy clusters of small bell-shaped flowers. The foliage height on this variety is between 6-12″. Attractive foliage and airy flower panicles provide color and contrast to the rock garden, perennial border, open woodland garden or shade garden. Good edging plant. Mass to form an attractive ground cover. These plants look good with Artemisia, ornamental grasses or low ground covers.

Availability

# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
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HC600BAG Heuchera (Coral Bells) micrantha 'Palace Purple' 25 14 $56.25
HC600-1
HC600-2HC600-3

Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 18-22"
Spacing 12"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Maple-like, deep-purple
Flower Tiny pinkish-white, bell-shaped
Bloomtime July - August

General Information +

Botanical: Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Common: Coral Bells

Family: Saxifragaceae

General Characteristics: Does well in full sun in the northern part of its range. Prefers part shade (particularly with afternoon shade) in the hot summers of the deep South. It does better in full sun than most of the dark-leaved Heucheras. If grown in full sun, consistent moisture is needed and soil should not be allowed to dry out. Remove stems of faded flower panicles to encourage continued bloom (bloom is more apt to repeat in cool summer climates than hot ones).

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Best grown in organically rich, humusy, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. In cold winter climates, a winter mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving (clumps are shallow-rooted and will develop woody bases rather quickly). Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years.