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Heuchera 'Dolce Key Lime Pie'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Dolce Key Lime Pie
Additional cultivar information: (Dolce series)
Hybridized by Dan Heims

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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8 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Eldine On May 12, 2013, Eldine from Wellsville, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

I had this in full sun but transplanted to a shadier area last year. Love the color of this variety of heuchera- bright lime green and provides nice contrast, especially to the red leaved heucheras.

Positive darylmitchell On Jun 9, 2012, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

Nice chartreuse colour in deep shade. Strongest of three Coral Bells I planted (others were "Dolce Licorice" and "Marmalade"). Flowers by mid-June. Would recommend.

Neutral nitegracee On Aug 1, 2010, nitegracee from Akron, OH wrote:

I planted 5 Key Limes in the fall of '09 on the north side of my home. None have bloomed and it's August 1st 2010!
They were fed with Miracle Grow early this spring. Should I feed again, or leave alone until next year?
Perhaps they need to be moved to the shade...?

Positive AbbyKidabby On Jun 1, 2010, AbbyKidabby from Toledo, OH wrote:

Just getting ready to move this to a new location but imagine my surprise when two feet of snow started to melt here in NW Ohio (zone 5) and these bright green leaves were there!

Positive ms_greenjeans On May 28, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This variety of coral bells is really useful to brighten up a shady area. They do seem to burn/fade if they get too much sun; I have moved mine to the more shady areas of my yard. I get a lot of flowers on these and they are pink. Key Lime needs dividing frequently as well; they tend to get more woody in a shorter time than some of my other coral bells. I'll gladly do it, however, because they are so pretty.

Positive zenmom On May 27, 2010, zenmom from Salem, MA wrote:

This is a pretty plant, really lights up a shady bed. I *think* I have 'Dolce Key Lime Pie'... but the plant didn't read the plant description! The leaves look like Dolce Key Lime Pie, the flowers look like Lime Rickey. (The squirrels stole the nursery tag.)

Positive mcrousse On Jul 24, 2009, mcrousse from Holly Springs, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

A pretty plant for sure. Mine is planted on the east side of my house where it gets part shade. It looks really nice till it heats up in the summer, then the leaves green out more as opposed to the yellowish color they have in cooler weather. Mine also flowered pink.

Positive zak1962 On May 30, 2008, zak1962 from Pittsburgh, PA wrote:

Purchased this plant in 2006 as a new gardener. I split it 'out of the pot' as an experiment. Two years later I have some of the healthiest coral bells I've ever seen (I have a couple other varieties in the back yard). These plants get morning to early afternoon sun here in Zone 6A. I've included a picture to the right.

Positive northgrass On May 30, 2007, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

This is a vigourous, healthy looking plant. Its brigth yellow leaves emerge in early spring and remain attractive all season. I planted mine in a rather shady area. The plant in the photo is in its second season.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)
Anniston, Alabama
Crockett, California
Los Angeles, California
Orinda, California
San Bernardino, California
San Diego, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Susanville, California
Augusta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Iowa City, Iowa
Hebron, Kentucky
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Dracut, Massachusetts
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Pinconning, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Hopkins, Minnesota
Saint James, Minnesota
Mount Vernon, Missouri
Walnut Grove, Missouri
East Amherst, New York
Port Washington, New York
Ronkonkoma, New York
Wellsville, New York
Albemarle, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Akron, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Newbury, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Arlington, Washington
East Port Orchard, Washington
Orchards, Washington
Thiensville, Wisconsin

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