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Heuchera x Villosa ‘Berry Timeless’, Coral Bells, zones 4-8

A revolution in heuchera genetics.  Berry Timeless has amazing flower production.  It produces a myriad of light pink flowers which age to deeper rose red in tight wands on 18-20” scapes. The flowers when spent, dry in place (similar to statice) giving it everlasting flowers.  It blooms and reblooms continually so you get a two toned look of light and dark pink flowers on the same plant for a strong show of color.   The flowers are in perfect proportion to the attractive slightly silvered mint green foliage.  It is a villosa hybrid, which are characterized by robust late blooming with increased tolerance of heat and humidity.  It blooms from early summer to mid fall and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.  

Sun Exposure:  full sun, part shade, full shade (prefers afternoon shade) perfect site has morning sun and light afternoon shade.

Soil type: all amended with organic matter

Soil PH: neutral to acidic

Soil Moisture:  average moist (if grown in sun, ensure it stays moist) (does not tolerate wet, soggy soils)

Care level: easy

Flower color:  pink shades

Bloom time: early summer to mid fall

Foliage Color: silvered mint green

Uses and Characteristics: accent: good texture/form, specimen, edging, border, massed, container, cut and dried flower, deer resistant, salt tolerant, evergreen, attracts bees and butterflies and birds, woodland and shade garden, can be grown under black walnut trees.

Flower head size: small

Height:18- 20 inches Width: 20 inches

Growth Rate: medium


Propagation:  Plants may develop bare woody bases over time.  Topdressing with compost, mulch or topsoil may help for a season or two but it is usually best to dig up the whole clump in the spring or fall, deepen the planting hole and reset the clump so the base of the foliage is at ground level.  Or take the the opportunity to divide the clump, ideally in spring, by breaking off the woody bases where they join, replanting the individual rosettes (don’t worry if they have few or no roots) and discard the remainder.