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Home > Products > Perennials> Heuchera > Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Heuchera

  Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Heuchera
 
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Heuchera
Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
 
From a breeding program first started by Lee Lenz in 1953, the Santa Ana Botanic Garden has introduced many beautiful hybrids between the Island Alum Root, Heuchera maxima and Scarelet Coral Bells, Heuchera sanguinea. The resulting plants inherited large stature and tall flowering stems from Heuchera maxima while getting larger indidual flower size and darker colors from Heuchera sanguinea. These plants also exibited hybrid vigor that has resulted in them being great garden plants. Plant in full high shade or under deciduous trees in inland gardens or part to full sun along the coast. We have grown all of the following cultivars but currently do not grow them all.
 

Heuchera 'Genevieve' - Dark green leaves that have silvery markings with magenta flowers. Introduced in 1974 and named after the wife of Percy Everett, who was the garden horticulturalist at the time. - We currently are not growing this cultivar.

Heuchera 'Lilian's Pink' - Dense rosettes of green foliage with a upright habit and large pale pink flowers. Though not actually a Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Introduction it is lumped with them here because of its size and parentage. This selection, made by Ron Lusko, was first introduced by Cal Flora Nursery. It is named after Lillian Henningsen, whose garden it first appeared in as a chance seedling. It is thought to be a hybrid between Heuchera pilosissima and Heuchera sanguinea.

Heuchera 'Opal' - Soft hairy pale green leaves with white flowers that age pink. This was one of the original Lenz hybrids - We currently are not growing this cultivar.

Heuchera 'Rosada' - Similar to 'Wendy' but has smaller soft pink and white flowers on a shorter inflorescence. This plant is not a Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Introduction but we group it with them because of its size and parentage. It is a durable old cultivar that is thought to have been in the Universtiy of California, Davis Arboretum for over 30 years before being introduced to horticulture in 1991. - We currently are not growing this cultivar.

'Santa Ana Cardinal' - Shiny green foliage with vibrant red flowers on stems up to 3 feet tall. This robust and durable plant was first introduced in 1958.

Heuchera 'Susanna' - Shiny green foliage with vibrant red flowers. Introduced in 1974 and named for the garden's founder, Susanna Bixby Bryant. - We currently are not growing this cultivar but it is indistinguishable from 'Santa Ana Cardinal..

'Wendy' - Has open rosettes of pale green leaves and elegant tall sprays bearing rosy-pink flowers. This John Dourely was introduced in 1984 and named for no one in particular.

We also grow other cultivars of Heuchera - Search Database for all Heuchera.