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Heuchera 'Caramel' - CORAL BELLS 'CARAMEL'

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One of the winning Heuchera hybrids in Mt. Cuba trials.

"One of the Heuchera ‘Caramel’ has developed a reputation with gardeners for its excellent habit, interesting color, and durability. Throughout our trial this reputation proved well-deserved. Fuzzy, peach colored leaves emerge in spring and slowly age to a pale orange-yellow. When grown under more sunlight the color can become increasingly yellow. Therefore, greater shade is needed for the best coloring ‘Caramel’ has to offer. In our sun trial, ‘Caramel’ experienced significant burning and discoloration, and is thus recommended for part shade – full shade conditions." Mt. Cuba Botanic Garden and Research Center, DE

15/24" tall (w/without flowers) x 30" wide clumps. Small whitish flowers from June to July/August are quite ornamental, but the biggest ornamental value are the unique-colored leaves.

Half shade, dappled shade, shade, average soil with some organic matter or organic mulch.

Average moisture (medium to medium-dry). Soil should be drained, which is important especially in winter months, when too much moisture can cause stem rot. Don't plant in waterlogged soils.

Hardy in zones 4 to 8.

Deer and rabbits usually avoid it. Attracts butterflies. Black walnut tolerant.

Discovered in 2002 as a random seedling by famous French plant breeders Thierry and Sandrine Delabroye (in Hantay, France).The parents are unknown, but possible parent is Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Pride’ (H. villosa is southeastern species, known for good heat and humidity tolerance).

'Caramel' was introduced in 2006 and is patented under U.S. Plant Patent PP16,560, propagation prohibited.

Best in half shade to shade garden, combined with other shade tolerant plants. The structure of this plant is quite bold, so the best in combinations are with plants with contrasting = smaller, fine or divided leaves or habits like Actaea pachypoda, Aruncus aeathusolius (and hybrids), Astilbe chinensis and it's cultivars, Epimedium (any species or hybrid, the narrower-leaved ones probably the best), Gallium odoratum, some Geraniums, (smaller) cultivars of Helleborus, Iris cristata, Phlox divaricata, Phlox stolonifera, smaller Polygonatum, Scutellaria serrata and hybrids, Tricyrtis and especially with fine-leaved Carex and ferns.

Good combo can be with narrow-leaved Hosta, Pulmonaria or grass Hakonechloa. Goes well with Narcissus and native spring ephemerals like Claytonia, Dodecatheon, Hepatica, Mertensia, Jeffersonia, Sanguinaria, Trillium and others.

Pot Size: square 3.5" x 5" deep

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Heuchera 'Caramel' - CORAL BELLS 'CARAMEL'

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One of the winning Heuchera hybrids in Mt. Cuba trials.

"One of the Heuchera ‘Caramel’ has developed a reputation with gardeners for its excellent habit, interesting color, and durability. Throughout our trial this reputation proved well-deserved. Fuzzy, peach colored leaves emerge in spring and slowly age to a pale orange-yellow. When grown under more sunlight the color can become increasingly yellow. Therefore, greater shade is needed for the best coloring ‘Caramel’ has to offer. In our sun trial, ‘Caramel’ experienced significant burning and discoloration, and is thus recommended for part shade – full shade conditions." Mt. Cuba Botanic Garden and Research Center, DE

15/24" tall (w/without flowers) x 30" wide clumps. Small whitish flowers from June to July/August are quite ornamental, but the biggest ornamental value are the unique-colored leaves.

Half shade, dappled shade, shade, average soil with some organic matter or organic mulch.

Average moisture (medium to medium-dry). Soil should be drained, which is important especially in winter months, when too much moisture can cause stem rot. Don't plant in waterlogged soils.

Hardy in zones 4 to 8.

Deer and rabbits usually avoid it. Attracts butterflies. Black walnut tolerant.

Discovered in 2002 as a random seedling by famous French plant breeders Thierry and Sandrine Delabroye (in Hantay, France).The parents are unknown, but possible parent is Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Pride’ (H. villosa is southeastern species, known for good heat and humidity tolerance).

'Caramel' was introduced in 2006 and is patented under U.S. Plant Patent PP16,560, propagation prohibited.

Best in half shade to shade garden, combined with other shade tolerant plants. The structure of this plant is quite bold, so the best in combinations are with plants with contrasting = smaller, fine or divided leaves or habits like Actaea pachypoda, Aruncus aeathusolius (and hybrids), Astilbe chinensis and it's cultivars, Epimedium (any species or hybrid, the narrower-leaved ones probably the best), Gallium odoratum, some Geraniums, (smaller) cultivars of Helleborus, Iris cristata, Phlox divaricata, Phlox stolonifera, smaller Polygonatum, Scutellaria serrata and hybrids, Tricyrtis and especially with fine-leaved Carex and ferns.

Good combo can be with narrow-leaved Hosta, Pulmonaria or grass Hakonechloa. Goes well with Narcissus and native spring ephemerals like Claytonia, Dodecatheon, Hepatica, Mertensia, Jeffersonia, Sanguinaria, Trillium and others.

Pot Size: square 3.5" x 5" deep

Picture copyright : US Perennials

 

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