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

Unusually big 8-10" leaves in shades of burgundy and red that develop a have a silvery cast. Sprays of white flowers appear in late spring, after other selections are finished. Very sturdy habit, an excellent choice for hot, humid summer regions. An introduction from French breeder Thierry Delabroye. The Heuchera villosa bloodlines in this hybrid contribute a velvety leaf surface, later flowering habit and exceptional sturdiness. [heuchera magnum.jfif]

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:  white

Bloom time: late spring

Foliage Color: burgundy/red developing a silver cast

Uses and Characteristics: accent: good texture/form, specimen, edging, border, massed, container, 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: very small

Height:25-30 cm (10-12 inches)  Width: 50-60 cm (20-23 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.