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Heuchera villosa 'Caramel'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Species: villosa (vil-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Caramel

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under 6 in. (15 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:
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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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4 positives
4 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cathleenb On May 10, 2012, cathleenb from Amherst, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Tough yet beautiful heuchera variety. Leave it elbow room as it does spread.

Neutral Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

PPAF #16560

Positive calicogardener On Sep 3, 2011, calicogardener from Clifton Park, NY wrote:

has grown very well and quite large in zone 5..after 3 yrs I was easily able to divide it in 3 - this summer one was planted in a container - very nice, will go back in ground before winter - part of a collection of about 20 different H. cultivars in part sun/part shade bed under borch and oak.

Neutral emily_n On Jun 6, 2010, emily_n from Williamston, MI wrote:

I love this plant's color, it adds such interest to the front of my beds. However, beware- it is not as sun tolerant as its tags may suggest. It is doing fine in a part-shade garden, but is crisping in my south facing bed and will have to be moved.

Positive HoosierGreen On Mar 12, 2010, HoosierGreen from Danville, IN wrote:

For two years, this cultivar has performed beautifully for me. It's become my favorite for a real splash of color. Does equally well in exposures from just morning sun to mostly sun, but avoiding late afternoon hot sun.
I love the range of color shades on one plant which blend with most everything in the garden. Mostly evergreen, but I usually cut it all back in early spring to let it grow a fresh set of leaves. (It is a far better and studier plant than the similar 'Amber Waves' which melted in summer heat.)

Negative fel On Jul 6, 2009, fel from Wynnewood, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I love the color in the picts, but for me this heuchera is hard to please. First it was in too much shade and it didn't grow at all. Then last fall I transplanted it to partial sun. At first it liked that -- it grew a bit and turned bright yellow, but now (in July) it is filled with holes and looks raggedy. So I moved it again, back to a shadier spot. My other heucheras are much less picky.

Neutral Malus2006 On Feb 23, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

The parent plant of this variety is nothing other than the same species that made 'Palace Purple' Heuchera.

Neutral saya On Jan 27, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hybridizer: Thierry Delabroye, France. Introduced in 2006. H. 'Caramel' was officially launched at Courson (the largest plant exhibition in France) in October 2004.

Positive laura10801 On Nov 29, 2007, laura10801 from Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Non-invasive and not at all demanding, this little beauty was my first Heuchera. It has lovely orangy-golden colored leaves, with a darker underside. I have it growing as ground cover near my giant hosta, and it has done nicely in my mostly shady clay soil. I would estimate that in summer it gets 2-4 hours of direct sun. I don't remember its flowers, it may not have flowered at all (I've had it for about 7 months). I understand that this plant is an evergreen (or in this case, evergold), so far it has held up to light frost.


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

, (2 reports)
Benton, Arkansas
Concord, California
Fresno, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Evergreen, Colorado
Cos Cob, Connecticut
Oxford, Connecticut
Stamford, Connecticut
Panama City, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
Cleveland, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Chicago, Illinois
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Saint Charles, Illinois
Danville, Indiana
Plainfield, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Rockville, Maryland
Dracut, Massachusetts
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Ludington, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Williamston, Michigan
Kasota, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Silver Lake, Minnesota
Carson City, Nevada
Litchfield, New Hampshire
Marlton, New Jersey
Brockport, New York
Clifton Park, New York
Durham, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Flat Rock, North Carolina
Akron, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Clyde, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Powell, Ohio
Eugene, Oregon
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Roscoe, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Christiana, Tennessee
Clarksville, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
Austin, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Amelia Court House, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Manassas, Virginia
Arlington, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Appleton, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Watertown, Wisconsin

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