Heuchera ‘Grape Expectations’

('Grape Expectations', Coral Bells)


$17.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Vibrant grape purple new foliage emerges with black veins in spring. The broad, thick and durable, somewhat fuzzy leaves form a dense, upright mound as opposed to the wide spreading form of ?Blackberry Ice?. As the temperatures rise, the leaves develop a bright silver coating and then turn back to very deep purple in late fall. Creamy white flowers are produced on dark purple stems in midsummer. This Heuchera villosa hybrid is a robust, late blooming type that exhibits an increased tolerance of high heat and humidity over other species. Most villosas produce cream flowers in midsummer, though they are grown more for their fantastic foliage. H. villosa is native to the southeastern United States.

The compact habit of ‘Grape Expectations’ makes it perfect for use in combination containers.

Description

Best grown in organically rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Performs well in full sun in the north, but prefers some shade (particularly in the heat of the afternoon) in the south. The best foliage color may occur in sunny spots with part afternoon shade. Scorch and general foliage decline usually occur if soils are allowed to dry out. If grown in full sun, consistent moisture is particularly important. Remove stems of faded flowers to encourage additional bloom. Foliage is essentially evergreen in warm winter climates, but the amount of retained foliage color in cold winter climates depends in large part upon the severity of the temperatures. In cold winter climates, a winter mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving. Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years.

Additional information

Common Name

'Grape Expectations', Coral Bells

Botanical Name

Heuchera 'Grape Expectations'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

to 1 ft.

Width

to 2 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

early summer

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

grape purple

Deer Resistant

No

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