Heuchera 'Black Taffeta' PP26162

Coral Bells

Photo Credit: Terra Nova Nurseries


Heuchera 'Black Taffeta' PP26162

Coral Bells

Heavily ruffled, silky black leaves that beg to be touched make this distinctive selection stand out on retail benches and leap into shoppers' carts. It grows vigorously to form a full mound and is topped with pink flowers in early summer. More sun will draw out the deep coloring without inducing silvering. Nativar. Breeder: Terra Nova Nurseries.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 12-21
  • Spread: 15
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer
  • Foliage Color: Near-Black Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink 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: 4 - 9
  • Height: 12-21
  • Spread: 15
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer
  • Foliage Color: Near-Black Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink 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
  • 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