Coral Bells, Alumroot, Coralbells, Alum Root
Heuchera 'Vesuvius'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Vesuvius
Additional cultivar information:(PP13215)
Hybridized by Heims
Registered or introduced: 2001
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Burgundy

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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:

Patented

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:

Berthoud, Colorado

Hebron, Kentucky

Silver Lake, Minnesota

Henderson, Nevada

Sparks, Nevada

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Linden, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 4, 2011, fernman23 from HENDERSON, NV (Zone 9a) wrote:

Does real well in mostly shady area surrounded by Vinca. Lack of enough sun limited blooms unfortunately, but very healthy and vigourous year round colour here.

Positive

On Mar 28, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

Not the most vigorous cultivar, but I didn't put it in the best location, either.