Heuchera 'Pink Panther' is another new coral bell from Hans Hansen's breeding program at Walters Gardens that focuses on vigor and garden performance east of the Mississippi. The 8" tall x 20" wide clump is clothed with deeply-lobed, pinkish lavender foliage with contrasting dark purple veins. The foliage ages to silver, providing a fascinating contrast with the new growth. The clumps are topped with 25" tall stalks of soft pink petals with dark rose pink calyces in spring.
Coral Bells are a versatile perennial. This villosa hybrids are known for their tidy mounding habit and excellent heat and humidity tolerance, is a terrific choice for adding a touch of colour towards the front of a border. This selection features huge, bright gold leaves with attractive red veining. White flower sprays appear in late spring to early summer. Protect from hot afternoon sun to prevent leaf scorch. Remove any winter-burned leaves in the spring, otherwise no pruning is required.
Heuchera General Information:
Heuchera make excellent border plants with their nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Dainty flowers are held aloft on airy stems May through July. These versatile perennials can be used in a shady courtyard pot or perfect under deciduous trees. Prefers average to moist soil conditions.
Heuchera Plant Care:
Benefits from deadheading. Watch for frost heaving - mulch can help. It keeps the mature crown in contact with the soil and keeps the soil moist in the summer as well. Must have good drainage over the winter, though, so don't over-do the overwintering mulching. Shear off any damaged leaves in early spring to make room for new foliage. Can be divided every 3 years in spring.
Pinkish lavender foliage with contrasting dark purple veins