Heuchera Pink Panther Description
Stunning, deep metallic pink almost purplish foliage with rich, dark veining provide world class appeal
Heucheras are known for their spectacular foliage that provide months of of color and texture in the garden. Leaves are semi-evergreen and somewhat rounded with colorful veining. Pink Panther has a low mounding habit reaching 10" tall and 16" wide that quickly provides foliage color up to 3 seasons in the garden. Highly adaptable to containers. Dainty pink flowers on slender stalks rise above the plants are are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. The slender stalks add an airy tough to any floral arrangements.
Cooler temperatures (early spring and fall) bring out a deep, rich almost purple color, transforming to a deep rose during the heat and humidity of summer. Such a transition of color is not only enjoyable to watch but also serves as a barometer of an upcoming season.
Position in filtered shade as this brings out the best and brightest glossy hue (Morning sun and afternoon shade)
Foliage color is one of the secrets to long lasting color in the shade garden providing up to 3 seasons of interest while withstanding the rigors of heat & humidity in the summer garden. This shade loving perennial require almost no little maintenance or work on your part, and will live for many years as long as you provide good drainage.
Coral bells are a low maintenance shade ground cover that thrives in moist, well-drained soil. They are not troubled by pests or diseases.
Heucheras are well suited as an edging to beds and pathways. They grow well under trees. Use as a front of the border plant to frame a bed. Tough and durable in combination planters or planted in mass. Great planting partners include violas, hosta, ferns & astilbes, or hydrangeas.
Special features: Attracts Butterflies, Color change, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fall color, Foliage interest, Attracts hummingbirds, Multi-season interest
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- Botanical name:
Heuchera 'Pink Panther'
- Common name:
- Sun exposure:
Shade, Part shade
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- Height x width:
10" X 16"
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- Bloom season:
Accent, Border, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Massing, Small spaces, Under planting, Woodland
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PPAF
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Soil: Coral bells like a neutral to slightly acid soil pH, somewhere between 6.0 and 7.0. Good drainage is a must, especially in shaded areas. They do well in soil where some organic matter has been added.
Light: As a general rule, heucheras do well in shade, but for the highly colored varieties, some morning sun will bring out more intense coloring. The color can wash out in full sun, and too much heat and light can cause the leaves to scorch.
Water: Average -- better too dry than too wet when established. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not consistently wet to prevent root rot. To reduce the risk of foliar disease, heuchera require watering during the early morning so any excess moisture can evaporate before evening. Drip irrigation effectively delivers moisture directly to the soil, further reducing the plant's vulnerability to disease.
Spacing: 1.5 ft
Fertilizing: Use good quality compost, or well aged livestock manure, or a combination of the two. Apply a few pounds for each plant, each year or two. On poor soils, top dress every year, or every other year on moderate quality soils. Spreading a 2-inch layer of mulch over the soil surrounding heuchera helps insulate the soil during winter, and improve moisture retention. About 3 inches of space between the plant's crown and the mulch allows air circulation, which prevents rotting and disease. Replenishing the mulch throughout the year ensures proper winter protection, and hinders the establishment of competitive weeds. 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. Divide Coral bells every 3-5 years to keep them from dying out in the center.
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