Heuchera Dolce® 'Spearmint' Description
Coral bells are widely appreciated for their beautiful foliage, but some, like Dolce® 'Spearmint' coral bells (Heuchera sp.) provide months of blooms in your garden, too!
This hardy shade plant has unique and appealing green foliage overlayed with a lacy veil of silver. In spring, elegant, wand-like flower spikes bear hundreds of pink, bell-shaped blooms that delight for weeks! As a specially selected Proven Winners perennial, you can be assured this selection outperforms conventional selections.
Dolce® 'Spearmint' heuchera is an absolute workhorse in the garden, with multi-seasonal appeal thanks to its silver foliage and exceptional flowering ability.
If you love to make flower arrangements from your garden, you will especially love the longevity of vase life from this new hybrid. Each flower stem lasts from 7-12 days after cutting.
Combine this durable silver-leaf perennial with hostas, lacy hardy ferns, and giant blooming hydrangeas.
No perennial garden is complete without a few heuchera! Also known as coral bells because of the shape and color of their flowers, heucheras are widely adaptable to various soil types, and temperature extremes.
They thrive in normal garden soil with additional watering during prolonged periods of drought.
Special features: Cold hardy, Cut flower, Easy care, Fast growing, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Multi-season interest
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Sun exposure:
Shade - part shade - Sun
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- Height x width:
8-10" x 24"
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Accent, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Massing, Ornamental, Small spaces, Specimen, Under planting, Woodland
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PPAF
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Soil: Coral bells like well-drained soils that are rich in organic matter.
Light: As a general rule, they do well in shade, but for the brightly colored varieties, some morning sun ensures best color development. The color can wash out in full sun, and too much heat and light can cause the leaves to scorch.
Water: Average -- it's better to err on the side of caution and keep heuchera on the dry, rather than the wet, side. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not consistently wet to prevent root rot. In nature, heuchera are typically found growing between rocks.
Spacing: 1.5 ft
Fertilizing: spread a layer of compost or rotted manure in early spring. Mulch is a good idea, but keep it from mounding on the crown (center) of the plant. Heuchera does not require fertilization during the fall or winter months.
Winterizing: Winter mulching will prevent the freezing and thawing that can heave plants roots.
Maintenance & pruning: Cut back the entire flower stalk after flowering to put the plants energy into growing more leaves.
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