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Heuchera micrantha "Palace Purple" AKA coral-bells


 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: Heuchera micrantha "Palace Purple" AKA coral-bells Reply with quote

This is Heuchera micrantha "Palace Purple" commonly known as alumroot, coral flower or coral-bells.


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Heuchera micrantha "Palace Purple" facts and information.

Heuchera is native to North America and Mexico, but grows well here in Ireland.
The genus was named after Johann Heinrich von Heucher (1677-1746), an 18th century German physician.
The mound forming "Palace Purple" has the darkest foliage of all the purple leaved Heuchera.
The foliage, which usually over-winters is rosette after rosette of large, dark bronze ivy-like leaves.
Often described as purple the leaves are strikingly red beneath, these undersides reveal themselves as the occasional breeze ruffles through the plant.
As if all this beautiful foliage was not enough you will have the plants blooms to look forward to from June to August, each year.
Panicles of tiny white flowers are produced, gently nodding like miniature bells.
Heuchera's are usually diminutive in stature and "Palace Purple" is no exception, weighing in at a maximum height of 60cm (2ft) with a similar spread.

To enable this plant to succeed you must give it a location in full sun or partial shade.
Add to this a fertile, moist soil and you are well on your way to some of the darkest foliage your garden will ever see.
Heuchera micrantha "Palace Purple" is great for planting towards the front of beds and borders especially those with a cottage or informal slant.
It looks particularly well by a waters edge, next to a pond or water cascade perhaps.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Heuchera

Grows in zones 5 to 10

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen zones been used to refer to the US, but what zones is Ireland divided into?
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MargeSimpson wrote:
I have seen zones been used to refer to the US, but what zones is Ireland divided into?


Its all here at Irish gardeners for you Marge http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=132

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a fab site - there is no need to google anything. It's all here.
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