Heuchera 'Grape Expectations'

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Common Name:
Coral Bells
Plant Type:
Shade to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
12 Inches
Garden Spread:
24 Inches
  • Dramatic purple foliage with silvery frosting
  • Color tone changes throughout the season
  • Exquisite white flowers are a bonus in summer

Heuchera 'Grape Expectations' forms a dense, upright mound of beautiful foilage. The leaves change color as the season progresses; emerging a vibrant grape purple color, then as the season heats up a silver cast appears over the leaves, and then finally they change to a deep raisin in the fall. In mid-summer, dark purple stems bear creamy white flowers. U.S. native.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Containers, Cut Flower, Edging
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Growth Habit: Mounding

Homeowner Growing Tips: Coral Bells prefer moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Amend with compost before planting. They will take sun or partial shade, though afternoon shade is required in hot regions to prevent leaf scorch. In cold climates, mulch well, after the ground freezes. If the plants heave due to frost, carefully press back into place in spring. Heucheras generally need to be divided and replanted every 3 years, burying the woody rootstock and keeping the crowns above the soil surface.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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