Sunday, March 20, 2011

'Caramel' Heuchera

Blooming Desert Landscape's Top Plant Picks for 2011 Number Two - 'Caramel' Heuchera Heuchera villosa 'Caramel' The caramel-apricot color of this perennial gives off a warm glow to our more commonly known cool, grey-blues of the High Desert. 'Caramel' will take to heat better than most other varieties of Heuchera and will tolerant moderately dry soils in a partial shady location. Long panicles of white flowers appear in summer, but you can enjoy this yummy foliage all the way through fall.

I discovered 'Caramel' Heuchera at Heart Springs Nursery last summer. I loved it so much that I brought it over to the valley for clients of mine. It has performed greatly, although I am not convinced that it is deer and rabbit resistant. I love planting 'Caramel' with Lamium, 'Gold Heart' Bleeding Heart or purple Ajuga.

6"-8" tall and 18" tall. Zones 4-7.

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