Heuchera x 'Frosted Violet'#PP15085, COPF
Also called Alum Root
More About Heuchera x 'Frosted Violet' (PP15085, COPF)
- Small, pink flowers
- Velvety, deep plum-purple leaves have a silver or "frosted" sheen
- Undersides of the leaves are also glossy purple
- Colour will intensity with cooler weather
- Leaves are jagged and upward facing
- Bloom Time: June to July
- Flower Height: 80 cm
Parentage: Heuchera americana x Heuchera villosa.
- Heuchera americana (Fancy-leafed Coral Bells)- Tolerates extreme heat and cold and is native to Ontario.
- Heuchera villosa (Hairy Alum Root)- Tolerates heat and humidity. More shade loving and leaves have a hairy, velvety texture. Flowers tend to last longer than others of the species.
- Heuchera micrantha (Small Flowered Alum Root)- Grows best in or tolerates wetter locations. Remains evergreen in Ontario winters. More ruffled and curled leaf habit.
- Heuchera cylindrica (Poker Coral Bells)-Tolerates harsh, extreme temperatures and drying winds. Known for it's short, compact flower habit and a more rounded, leaf shape.
- Heuchera sanguinea (Coral Bells)-Extremely drought and heat tolerant. Known for a more intense flower colour and earlier bloom time. One of the first species to be used for breeding. Semi-evergreen foliage.
Coral Bells Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial sun. Newer cultivars are bred to tolerate more extreme growing conditions such as drought, heat, humidity, and exposure levels. Heuchera are very versatile and create an excellent, colour, contrast option, in mass or as an individual, accent perennial. Remove spent flowers from taller cultivars to keep a uniform appearance. When planting, it is important to note that the crown remains slightly above soil level to prevent stem rot. Root weevils are a common problem for coral bells.
Heuchera x 'Frosted Violet' (PP15085, COPF) Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum