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Heuchera 'Palace Purple'

Previously known as:

  • Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
  • Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple'
Phonetic Spelling
HEW-ker-ah PAL-ass PUR-pul
Description

Heuchera 'Palace Purple' is one of the first of the coral bells hybridized from naturally purple-leafed native species and was chosen 1991  Perennial Plant of the Year. It is grown for the beautiful foliage which may range in color from olive green to bronze-green to a deep purple with a dark wine-red on the leaf underside. The tiny pinkish-white bell-shaped flowers are less significant but are a dramatic contrast against the darker leaves.

'Palace Purple' should be planted with the crown at or above the soil surface in organically rich soil, in the sun or partial shade. In hot summer areas, a part-shade location will help to prevent the leaf color from fading.  Planting in full sun will require extra care in watering as the soil should not be allowed to dry out. Clumps can be divided in spring every 3 to 4 years.

The genus name Heuchera is in honor of the 18th-century German physician, botanist, and medicinal plant expert Johann von Heucher.

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#bees#purple#red#evergreen#sun#partial shade#summer#foliage#spring#perennial#wildlife plant#nectar plant#salt tolerant#fall interest#rabbit resistant#specialized bees#moist soil#cpp#well-drained soil#deer resistant#woodland#pollinator plant#ground cover#clumping
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#purple#red#evergreen#sun#partial shade#summer#foliage#spring#perennial#wildlife plant#nectar plant#salt tolerant#fall interest#rabbit resistant#specialized bees#moist soil#cpp#well-drained soil#deer resistant#woodland#pollinator plant#ground cover#clumping
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Heuchera
    Family:
    Saxifragaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the genus Heuchera support the following specialized bee: Colletes aestivalis. Tannin in the foliage gives it a bitter taste that makes it unappetizing to deer and rabbits.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Pinkish or creamy-white bell-shaped flowers on slender dark red stems extend above the mounding clump of leaves.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaf color ranges from olive green to bronze purple to deep purple above and wine-red below. Foliage may fade to bronze-green in hot summers.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Salt