Heuchera 'Twist of Lime' Description
Luminious as a June moon! Twist of Lime heuchera add pops of happy color to your shade garden lasting up to 9 months of the year.
Yellow foliage provide a perfect pick-me-up color injecting light in dark spots of the garden. Wonderful in containers too!
Foliage & shape. Semi-evergreen to evergreen overlapping leaves are neatly serrated and ruffled forming a pleasing porportioned mound. Grows only 8" high by 12" wide
Foliage color. Best yellow color sited in part shade. (Morning sun and afternoon shade)
How to use. Heucheras are a workhouse in combination planters. Pair with dark foliage plants. Well suited for the cottage and woodland gardens. Use them to edge pathways, mass plant beneath shrubs, stunning in mixed perennial shade borders. Works well with hydrangeas, hostas or mix and match with other coral bells for a delightful color medley
Cream flowers appear in late spring on loose flowers spikes attracting bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.
Foliage color is one of the secrets to long lasting color in the shade garden. Heucheras provide up to 3 seasons of interest and withstand the rigors of heat & humidity in the summer garden. This shade loving groundcover requires little maintenance or work on your part and will live for many years as long as you provide good drainage.
Heucheras are low maintenance groundcovers that thrives in moist, well-drained soil. Best to avoid full sun.
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 'Twist of Lime'
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- Sun exposure:
Shade, Part shade
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- Height x width:
8" x 12"
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- Bloom season:
Accent, Border, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Massing, Small spaces, Under planting, Woodland
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- 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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