‘Palace Purple’ Coral Bells

Size
Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b
‘Palace Purple’ is the classic purple coral bells that helped start the heuchera revolution. This 1991 Perennial Plant of the Year has very large, shiny, star-shaped leaves varying in color from deep olive green to purplish bronze to striking metallic purple. Its 20-inch-tall flower scapes bear a profusion of tiny cream flowers in the spring. This heat-lover is 12 inches tall and evergreen in milder areas and cold-hardy to Zone 3.
1991 Perennial Plant of the Year
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Perennials ... Seasonal Color - Groundcover
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 8 to 12 inches tall, 12 to 16 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding
Features:   Excellent Foliage Color, Bold Texture-Shape, North American Native, Naturalizes Well
Deer Resistant, Tolerates Salt, Rabbit Resistant, Water once a week in extreme heat
Attracts:   Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Woodland Shade, Cutting
Flower features:    Profuse Flowering
White shades that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Semi-Evergreen, Purple
Shades of deep purple
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Shady areas, Edging, Naturalizing, Rock Garden
Accent, Border, Ground Cover
‘Palace Purple’ Coral Bells is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 8 to 12 inches tall, 12 to 16 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   1-2 ft apart
Exposure:   Partial Shade to Full Shade
Watering:   Average
Soil Types:   Slightly Acidic to Neutral   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pinch off the tips of stems early in the growing season for a fuller, bushier plant. You may wish to deadhead (cut off) old flowers to encourage new flowers to form. At the end of the growing season, perennials may be cut back to the ground for a tidier appearance.
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b

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