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Products > Heuchera 'Kassandra' PP21,466
Heuchera 'Kassandra' PP21,466 - Kassandra Coral Bells

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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
Parentage: [H. villosa 'Caramel' x H. villosa 'Mocha']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Heuchera 'Kassandra' PP21,466 (Kassandra Coral Bells) - A vigorous plant characterized by a mounding habit to 20 inches tall with large orbicular leaves on rosy red petioles that emerge a coppery brown in color and change to yellow-green and finally to a more golden color as they mature with distinct green veins. White flowers rise above the foliage in early summer. 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 plant is the result of crossing the Heuchera.villosa hybrids 'Caramel' PP 16,560 with 'Mocha' in a controlled breeding program at Pepinieres Delabroye, the nursery of Thierry and Sandrine Delabroye in Hantay, France. It was selected for its compact mounding habit, foliage color and good tolerance to heat, humidity, and exposure to sunlight. This plant received its US Plant Patent on November 9, 2010. In their book "Heuchera and Heucherellas: Coral Bells and Foamy Bells" Timber Press 2005 authors Dan Heims and Grahame Ware note that Linnaeus named Heuchera for Johann Heinrich von Heucher, professor of medicine and Botany at Wittenberg University. They further note that the name Heuchera should be pronounced following the person's name it commemorates so the proper pronunciation is HOY-ker-uh.  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 'Kassandra' PP21,466.