1991 Perennial Plant of the Year

Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Coral Bells

Heuchera micrantha ÔPalace PurpleÕ

Photo Credit: Susan Martin


Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Coral Bells

One of the most widely-grown Heuchera. This exceptionally cold hardy selection bears glossy, deep purple to bronze-green, maple-shaped leaves with pointed lobes. Best used in mass plantings or as edging along borders. White flowers.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 10-20"
  • Spread: 14-16"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer
  • Foliage Color: Purple Shades
  • Flower Color: White Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 10-20"
  • Spread: 14-16"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer
  • Foliage Color: Purple Shades
  • Flower Color: White Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

Heuchera is a relatively fast-growing crop that can be planted from the cool early spring months into summer for spring through fall sales. Provide consistent moisture while plugs are being established, then run them on the drier side. Best coloration is typically achieved in part shade; lighter colored varieties require more shade to prevent burning. H. villosa cultivars are especially well-suited to areas with hot, humid summers.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: Yes
  • Vernalization Beneficial: No