This mounding heuchera is a great way to provide transition between the colors green, pink, white and purple. The large leaves are strongly purple, but blend into a deeper purple green in the midrib and veins. The edges of the leaves offer hints of lighter purple and pink and in mid-summer flowers of pure light pink emerge to further enhance this plant. Among other green, silver and whites this heucheras color really thrives and in amongst flowers it can “really tie the room/garden together” by blending with colors in a border, foundation planting, or rock garden.
Coral bells can thrive in pots and offer many opportunities for a clever gardener to apply long lasting color and unique texture near the hardscaping of the house or other areas where it is difficult or impossible to plant.
Coral Bells grow in clumps with tight leafy foliage that gives it the appearance of small bush, it can be used in groups to line walkways or garden beds with colored and textured plants. It can also be planted among a bed or in a container to provide a tight pop of color. In the summer heuchera grows shoots of tall white/pink flowers above the plant. Heuchera is a very easy to grow native plant that provides a ton of options for anyone looking for a disease resistant low maintenance plant.
This plant is a Heuchera villosa hybrid. The H. villosa species is a robust, late blooming type that exhibits an increased tolerance of high heat and humidity over other species. H. villosa is native to the southeastern United States.
|Bloom Color:||White and pink|
|Genus & Species:||Heuchera 'Grape Expectations' PP26894|
|Mature Height:||12 inches (scape 34")|
|Mature Spread:||24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||18 to 22 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Be careful not to bury the crown of the plant|
|Planting Time:||Spring, summer, or fall|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable to a variety of conditions|
|Sun Exposure:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Heuchera 'Grape Expectations' - Coral Bells
Heucheras are an easy to grow plant that is great for beginner gardeners and anyone looking for a low maintenance perennial. They can be grown in full shade, but the growth rate will be slow, in sun they prefer to be shaded from the hot afternoon sun and will show best color and growth if afternoon shade is provided. They are evergreen in areas with mild winters and if the plant looks damaged or tattered in the early spring simply clip of the damaged leaves. Heucheras are resistant to juglone you they can be drown under walnut trees and they are salt tolerant, making them adaptable to urban conditions.