Heuchera, Alum Root, Coral Bells 'Licorice'

Heuchera

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Licorice
Additional cultivar information:(PP16942; Dolce series; aka Dolce Licorice, TNHEU044)
Hybridized by Gossett
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Quincy, Illinois

Cincinnati, Ohio

Lexington, Virginia

Freeland, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 27, 2013, mehitabel45 from Whidbey Island, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a hardy cultivar with beautiful leaves and insignificant flowers. The leaves are so dark on top, they are almost black, and a wonderful specimen in the garden, but the back of the leaves are such a gorgeous deep fuschia, you just want to see them in an arrangement. The plant is larger than my other heucheras, with several of the stems reaching 12 inches. I just split the crown into 5 pieces after 4 years in a shady bed, and will be trying it in brighter locations with some chartreuse and bright green plants. Perhaps at the base of some clematis, too.

Positive

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

Nice dark coloured Heuchera, but colour was not as dark the second year. Middle of the pack of three Coral Bells I planted (others were "Dolce Key Lime Pie" and "Marmalade"). Emergence was a bit slow in the spring.

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