Heuchera villosa 'Palace Purple'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist or well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Airy sprays of tiny, salmon pink summer flowers appear on wiry stems above neat mounds of large, shiny, almost metallic, dark burgundy leaves. A popular heuchera, this variety is grown mainly for its distinctive foliage, and it looks particularly effective planted in large drifts and contrasted with other foliage plants. It is semi-evergreen and makes an eyecatching front-of-border plant, ideally in dappled shade.
- Garden care: Heucheras do not like dry soil. Remove tatty foliage in autumn. Lift and divide clumps every couple of years in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3 in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the crown of the plant in spring.
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Q:Hi - I am after some evergreen plants for some containers on a west facing terrace and like the look of the Heuchera villosa 'Palace Purple', however it is classified as semi-evergreen. Would it be better to choose one of the other Heuchera variants? Also, is the height mentioned to the top of the foliage or the flowers, and do you have any suggestions of what to plant with it? Many thanks for your help!Asked on 23/2/2016 by London Moss from London N8
Yes this heuchera is classed as semi-evergreen, so if you are wanting evergreen plants you might want to choose a evergreen variety. The eventual height includes the flower spray.
There are a number of different plants you could plant with this heuchera depending on the aspect, soil etc. I have attached a few links below.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 24/2/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
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