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Products > Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal'
 
Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' - Santa Ana Cardinal Coral Bells
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrages)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Rose
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (H. maxima x H. sanguinea)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' (Santa Ana Cardinal Coral Bells) - A great evergreen perennial that is the result of a cross between the Alum Root (Heuchera maxima) and the Coral Bell (Heuchera sanguinea). It has lush shiny leaves held in a rosette and rose-red flowers that are displayed on 3 foot tall stalks in the spring and summer. Its foliage can grow to about 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide and is hardy down to about 10 degrees F. Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' is one of a series that includes 'Wendy', 'Genevieve', 'Opal' and 'Susanna' that were bred by Dr. Lee Lenz in 1953 at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. 'Santa Ana Cardinal' was named and introduced by the garden in 1958. Of the other cultivars it is most similar to Heuchera 'Genevieve', but the gray mottling on the leaves is not as pronounced on this hybrid and it begins blooming a couple weeks earlier. Plants are attractive to hummingbirds. 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.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal'.
 
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