Heuchera Wild Rose

new for 2018 from Proven Winners

photo of Heuchera 'Wild Rose' courtesy of Walters Gardens

Coral Bells

Heuchera 'Wild Rose' is easily distinguishable with its large leaves and bright, uniquely colored foliage. 'Wild Rose' forms a dense habit of large, bright rosy purple leaves with deep charcoal gray veining. The prominent dark veining really causes the foliage colour to pop, making it a great choice for shade. This is the perfect companion plant to the dark-leafed 'Black Pearl'. Upright, dark burgundy rose flower scapes have matching dark buds that open to rosy pink flowers.

  • Height: 20-25 cm (8-10 in)
  • Spread: 46-51 cm (18-20 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Bloom Time: mid summer
  • Leaf Colour: rosy purple with charcoal veining
  • Bloom Colour: rosy pink
  • Nature Attraction: hummingbirds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Heucheras are easy care perennials. They like rich, well drained soil with a neutral pH. They dislike wet soils especially in the winter. Amend the soil with organic matter to enrich it but do not add peat moss which they dislike. Situate Heucheras where they will receive morning sun and shade over the hottest part of the day. This variety will survive in full sun as long as there is constant moisture. Heucheras are evergreen so do not cut them back in the fall. Clean up tattered foliage in the spring. They will benefit from a winter mulch to prevent them from heaving out of the ground due to the winter freeze thaw cycle. Heucheras are somewhat salt tolerant so they can be used along pathways where salt might accumulate.