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Products > Heuchera 'Caramel' PP16,560
Heuchera 'Caramel' PP16,560 - Caramel Coral Bells

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrages)
Origin: North America
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Light Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Heuchera villosa 'Caramel', 'Carmel', Hort.]
Parentage: [Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Pride' x ?]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Heuchera 'Caramel' PP16,560 (Caramel Coral Bells) - A uniquely colored Coral Bells that forms a foliage clump to about 10 inches tall with cordate-shaped scalloped leaves that emerge a grayish-orange and mature to golden yellow-green. The flowers, which we have not seen (and supposedly rarely make their appearance), are reportedly very small light pink on 18 inch tall stalks in early summer (July at the Missiouri Botanic Garden) and might best be removed as it is the foliage of this plant that is the main attraction. Plant in full coastal sun to part shade in an amended well-drained soil. The foliage color is best with some bright light but may require afternoon shade in hotter climates. Irrigate occasionally to regularly - more drought tolerant in shade. A hardy plant that is rated to USDA Zone 4 (-30 F). This new Coral Bell is a vigorous growing plant that should prove a great plant for adding an unusual foliage color within the landscape with parentage that indicates it should provide good tolerance to heat and humidity. This plant is sometimes listed as Heuchera villosa 'Caramel' but it likely is a hybrid as it was a chance seedling found in 2002 in a cultivated bed at Pepinieres Delabroye, the nursery of Thierry and Sandrine Delabroye in Hantay, France. There is speculation that one parent was Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Pride' based on the proximity of crops of this plant to the seedling and shared characteristics that it has. It is noted to be similar to Heuchera 'Amber Waves' but with fewer ruffles in the foliage, to have better sun tolerance and to be a more vigorous plant.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Heuchera 'Caramel' PP16,560.