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Heuchera 'Dolce Licorice'

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

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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)
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:
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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mehitabel45 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 darylmitchell 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.


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

Quincy, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio
Lexington, Virginia
Freeland, Washington

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