Heuchera 'Mahogany Monster' PP31395 CPBRAF (20)ct Flat
Common Name: Coral Bells
The name says it all! Massive glossy, mahogany red leaves form a substantial clump of foliage. Slightly ruffled leaves can grow up to 6 inches wide. The flower stems are proportionate to the size of the clump: very thick, burgundy stems hold masses of light pink buds with cream flowers. Although the color is consistent throughout the season, older leaves become more coppery with age.
PRIMO® Heuchera differ from the DOLCE® Series with larger, faster growing habits and a more substantial landscape presence.
Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers. Try cutting a few of the tall flower scapes for fresh bouquets.
Heucheras are easy perennials to grow and fit nicely in the front of any border, rock garden, or container. They grow most vigorously and have the strongest colors when grown in partial shade (preferably afternoon shade). They can also be grown in full shade, but their growth rate will be very slow. Some varieties can withstand full sun in northern climates if they have consistent moisture, but their colors tend to fade with the intensity of the sun. The soil should be amended with organic matter prior to planting. It should also have good drainage and a neutral pH.
Heucheras are evergreen in areas with mild winters. If properly sited out of the way of winter winds and with reliable snow cover, gardeners in northern regions may also find their heucheras acting as evergreens. If the plant looks tattered by early spring, shear off any damaged leaves to make room for the vibrant new foliage which will fill in quickly.
Heucheras can be grown under Black Walnut trees because they are resistant to the toxin Juglone which the trees emit from their roots.
Heucheras are also salt tolerant. They are useful in the north along pathways which are salted in winter or for people gardening in coastal regions. Occasionally in northern regions, heucheras have a tendency to heave out of the ground because of the freeze/thaw cycle. To combat heaving, add an extra layer of compost around the plant's roots in the fall. In the spring, if the plants have heaved at all, the new roots will grow into the fresh new layer of compost.
Height: 12.0-16.0 Inches
Spread: 22.0-28.0 Inches
Scape Height: 32.0-38.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: White Shades
Foliage Color: Red shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) to Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average Water Needs
Poor to Average Soil Quality
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Easy To Grow, Edging, Attractive Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant