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Heuchera americana 'Ruby Veil'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Species: americana (a-mer-ih-KAY-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruby Veil
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Pale Green

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Silver/Gray

Dark/Black

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Himrod, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 21, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Beautiful plant. Dark-red foliage with a metallic look. Grows quickly to 10" tall. Space 15 - 18" apart.

Positive

On Jun 23, 2004, Joyous from Himrod, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

These 2 plants have been growing in my zone 6a garden for 2 years now and are a great asset. They have steadily held their own being right on the edge of the sidewalk and driveway. The deer have tried to nibble them but with a little protection the first year they have not bothered them again. I found these plants in a markdow bin for $1 each.