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Heuchera sanguinea 'Vivid'

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Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Species: sanguinea (san-GWIN-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Vivid

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
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
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive mehitabel45 On Sep 20, 2013, mehitabel45 from Whidbey Island, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very vigorous plant for me, in heavy shade. I love the color of the leaves near the Blackout heuchera. Looks wonderful next to the astilbes, too. Perhaps this isn't a specimen plant, but it's a wonderful companion, and much more slug resistant than hostas! It has hairy leaves that remain undamaged all year. I just lifted and divided it a few weeks ago, and they are all carrying on as if I never touched them. Definitely a keeper.

Positive Julie55 On Dec 26, 2009, Julie55 from Lonaconing, MD wrote:

I too have grown this from seed & some of your bigger seed companies also sell the seeds. As for the plant, I agree the amazing red, is what makes it attractive in my opinion & the foliage, ah.... it is neither here nor there.

Neutral Gabrielle On Jun 20, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

In my opinion, the bright red flowers are the draw to this Heuchera. As for foliage, it is not one of my favorites. I did grow this from seed, so maybe as the plant ages, it will improve.

Light aids germination of seeds.

Blooms May - August in my garden.

Regional...

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

Washington, Illinois
Lonaconing, Maryland
Bend, Oregon
Arlington, Washington
Freeland, Washington



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