heuchera 'obsidian' (coral bells)

Size: 1 gallon
  • glossy near-black foliage with deep-purple undersides
  • flat, smooth, rounded leaves form a tight compact mound
  • insignificant white flowers
  • excellent choice for a full-sun garden
  • bloom time: may to june
  • zone 3
  • height 25-30cm
  • spread 40-45cm
  • colour white
  • grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial sun
  • newer cultivars are bred to tolerate more extreme growing conditions such as drought, heat, humidity, and exposure levels
  • heuchera are very versatile and create an excellent, colour, contrast option, in mass or as an individual, accent perennial
  • remove spent flowers from taller cultivars to keep a uniform appearance
  • when planting, it is important to note that the crown should remain slightly above the soil level to prevent stem rot
  • root weevils are a common problem for coral bells
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • attracts hummingbirds
  • low maintenance
  • salt tolerant
  • evergreen
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)