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Heuchera 'Northern Exposure'

Description

Richly colored mounded leaves with attractive short flower stalks.  One of the hardiest heucheras bred to grow as low as zone 3.  Take care not to bury the crown when planting as this can cause failure. It grows well in shade and tolerates sun along as provided adequate moisture.  It works well in mass plantings along borders or edges, in container plants or placed among plants with green leaves as an accent.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Protect from harsh sun to prevent leaf scorch.   Do not overwater plants as this can cause fungal problems.

Cultivars:
  • ‘Northern Exposure Amber’
    Amber leaves yellow and green flowers
  • ‘Northern Exposure Lime’
    Lime green leaves rust-red flowers
  • ‘Northern Exposure Red’
    Long season red leaves, yellow-green flowers
Tags:
#hummingbirds#hardy#fall color#pollinators#songbirds#spring#container plant#wildlife plant#showy#shade tolerant#showy leaves#fall interest#cottage garden#accent plant#mass planting#disease resistant#edging#deer resistant#rock garden
Cultivars:
  • ‘Northern Exposure Amber’
    Amber leaves yellow and green flowers
  • ‘Northern Exposure Lime’
    Lime green leaves rust-red flowers
  • ‘Northern Exposure Red’
    Long season red leaves, yellow-green flowers
Tags:
#hummingbirds#hardy#fall color#pollinators#songbirds#spring#container plant#wildlife plant#showy#shade tolerant#showy leaves#fall interest#cottage garden#accent plant#mass planting#disease resistant#edging#deer resistant#rock garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Heuchera
    Family:
    Saxifragaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds and songbirds.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Rust
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 9 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Description:
    Spikes of bell-shaped flowers in early to mid-summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dense round leaves do not require pinching to maintain mounding habit. Leaves show interest in the fall, spring and summer.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer