Heuchera Dolce® 'Wildberry' Description
New from Proven Winners, this distinctive coral bells is truly first class, with its gloriously purple foliage - the darkest and longest-lasting of any heuchera. It really does resemble sweet, perfectly riped berries! Large, ruffled leaves give it a bold presence in the garden all season long.
Like other heuchera, Dolce Wildberry is a colorful perennial ground cover. It is grown primarily for its amazingly colorful foliage, but it also bears an array of delicate flower stalks peppered with pink flowers in spring. A useful low mounding habit of 10-14" tall and 18" wide makes it perfect for perennial gardens, containers, and landscaping beds. You'll want to pat yourself on the back for planting Dolce Wildberry heuchera every time you look at it!
Cooler temperatures (early spring and fall) bring out the deepest, richest plum color, but this superior selection exhibits good color retention, even during hot weather.
Special features we think you'll adore about this shade loving gem:
Award-winning Proven Winners heuchera
Outstanding purple foliage provides all-season color
Superb performance in both sun and shade
No space? No problem! Dolce Wildberry coral bells does great in a container
High-quality foliage is the key to a colorful garden with non-stop appeal, and heucheras are one of the best tools for accomplishing this - especially in shaded areas. Withstands the rigors of summer heat & humidity This shade-loving perennial require almost no little maintenance or work on your part - just plant in a well-drained spot
Resistant to diseases and unbothered by deer In late spring, slender stems of pink flowers rise up to 18", attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.
Stunning in combination planters, mixed beds, or planted in masses. Cheerful deep purple color pairs beautifully with just about anything - try it with blue hostas, boxwood, or spring bulbs.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fall color, Foliage interest, Attracts hummingbirds, Multi-season interest
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Shade, Part shade
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Any well-drained soil
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- Height x width:
10-14" X 16-20"
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Accent, Border, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Massing, Small spaces, 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. Most heucheras are at least somewhat evergreen; leave foliage in place over winter and cut back in spring before the new growth begins.
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