heuchera - Knowledgebase Question

kennesaw, Ge
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Question by mst31
October 3, 2010
live in zone 7b,kennesaw ga. the flower bed recieves sun from early morn till 2pm. would heuchera caramel be ok to plant there. its getting cold now is the timing good.appreciate info on caramel.

Answer from NGA
October 3, 2010
Caramel is much more heat- and humidity-tolerant than other Heucheras, and its vigorous growth of honey-apricot leaves and clusters of light pink blooms will keep the shade garden colorful from spring through fall.

The new leaves unfurl bright gold in spring, covered with a fine down that remains on the leaves as the seasons change. With warmer weather, the leaves take on apricot hues, making the plant glow even more warmly. And in midsummer clusters of whitish-pink blossoms arise on slender 18-inch stems.

Heuchera is a native American plant, and this unusual species (H. villosa) is native to the Southeast, so you know Caramel is prepared to take some heat and humidity. Despite being a shade lover, it really tolerates quite a lot of sun. I think I'd give it a try in the garden space you describe. If the leaves begin to turn crispy because of the sun, you can always move it to a more protected garden spot. Enjoy!

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