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Heuchera 'Oakington Jewel'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Oakington Jewel
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Hebron, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 8, 2011, fel from Wynnewood, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

A strong performer for me, and has better longevity than many of the heuchera I have tried. I believe it is the same as "cultus bay beauty". Unlike many heuchera, the flowers are worth keeping.

Positive

On Jun 30, 2008, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Leaves have purple veins with a silvery overlay and a green edge. Its leaves coloring and marking are not so awe inspiring as some others of the specie but more than makes up for this with its stunning 15" pink bells. The heavy flowering goes on all season. A truly nice and easy plant.