Palace Purple rocked the garden community. It is quite simply the best.
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
- Very popular variety with metallic purple leaves, pink underneath
- Creamy white flowers draw butterflies in summer
- Effective in masses to provide colorful contrast in landscapes
Heuchera 'Palace Purple' is one of the first purple-leaved Coral Bells introduced into the market. The maple shaped, bronze to reddish-purple leaves form a nice compact clump. White flowers arise above the foliage in midsummer. Looks best with midday shade. U.S. native. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year, 1991.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cut Flower, Landscapes, Rock Gardens, Edging, Woodland Gardens
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.