I bought these too late to evaluate the blooms, but the foliage thrived and grew larger than many of my other heucheras, They spent the summer in large containers in full shade and were perfect companions to bluish hostas and ferns with a few pink impatiens sprinkled in. They've now been transplanted into a perennial shade bed, and unlike some of the other heucheras, have gone dormant for the winter now, as of mid-November in central Virginia.
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'
- Dark purple-black foliage spotted with flecks of pink
- Coloration changes as the season progresses
- Dainty white flowers dance above the foliage in summer
Outstanding foliage is burnished black and is spotted with hot pink in the spring. Throughout the summer the leaves gradually fade and the spots become a mix of cream and pink. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It is deer resistant and looks amazing when planted in containers. An exquisite plant that will have the neighbors talking! A sport of H. 'Obsidian'. U.S. native.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cut Flower, Edging, Mass Planting, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Rabbit
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.