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Heuchera 'Frosted Violet'

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Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Frosted Violet

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
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:
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Silver/Gray
Dark/Black

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Tina_Marie On Mar 25, 2012, Tina_Marie from Carmichael, CA wrote:

Beautiful plant. I am just starting a small flower bed (18ft long and only about 14inches wide) adjacent to a winding sidewalk. I have dwarf mondo grass and frosted violet coral bells. I need another perennial that will look great with the coral bells. What color and plant would you suggest? Orange? Pink? White?
Thank you for your help,
Tina_Marie

Neutral weedsfree On Jul 18, 2011, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

This one seems to need to be kept moist despite being in shade with morning sun.

Positive JenDion On Jul 16, 2011, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Photos just don't do this Heuchera justice. I was shocked at how great looking it was when I came across it in a nursery. The leaves are slighltly textured, not as much as a "marmalade" but similar, and the shade of black-purple is different from most 'purple' heucheras I have seen. The metalic frosting on the surface of the leaves really shows.

Positive primrosepath On Mar 3, 2003, primrosepath wrote:

'Frosted Violet' has foliage to about 12" and flowers to about 30". The new leaves are an unusual and beautiful violet-pink color, fading to bronze-green in summer. In winter the foliage turns dark bluish-violet. The flowers are like pink seed pearls; plants bloom late spring to late summer.

Regional...

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

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Carmichael, California
Cordele, Georgia
Evanston, Illinois
Hebron, Kentucky
Silver Lake, Minnesota
Litchfield, New Hampshire
Marlton, New Jersey
Coshocton, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Newport News, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Minocqua, Wisconsin



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