Heuchera villosa ‘Mocha’

('Mocha', Coral Bells)


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

?Mocha? is a vigorous, clump-forming coral bells cultivar that features unusual chocolate brown leaves that intensify in color to near black from exposure to summer sun. The rounded, lobed leaves form a compact basal mound (to 8? tall) which may spread to 16? wide. Tiny white flowers appear in spires in mid to late summer on stems rising above the foliage to 14-16? tall. The flowers are attractive, but it is the foliage that distinguishes this plant.

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Best grown in organically rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Scorch and general foliage decline may occur if soils are allowed to dry out. When grown in full sun, consistent moisture is particularly important. Remove stems of faded flowers to encourage additional bloom. Some gardeners prefer to remove flower stems before flowering if plants are being grown as ground covers for their foliage texture and color. 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

'Mocha', Coral Bells

Botanical Name

Heuchera villosa 'Mocha'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun


to 1 ft.


to 1.5 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color

creamy white



Foliage Color

chocolate brown to black

Deer Resistant


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