Seriously, can't you just taste this Coral Bell? The greenish to gold leaves have these lovely burgundy undersides that give it the indescribable color... just like Caramel Sauce! Yum.
The heucheras are so lovely because they provide year round color and such a nice display of delicate flowers on high stalks over the foliage appear in spires in early summer. Purchase one and taste it today... no, silly, not really taste it. Just pretend. :)
A southeastern U.S. native known for its tolerance to hot and humid summers, the 'Caramel' official U.S. Plant Patent PP16,560 was issued May 23, 2006. (In case you were wondering.)
Light: Sun to part shade Height: 12-18" (30-45cm) Spacing: 12" (30cm) Hardiness: Zone 4-8 Flowers: Late spring to summer Color: Leaves emerge gray-red in spring and mature to golden-yellow green (apricot/caramel) by summer; light pink flowers Habit: Forms a mound of glowing, yellow-orange leaves with rounded lobes. Water: Average, but do not over water. Care: Best in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
Suggestions: Mass these beauties as a ground cover or plant in groups. Great in rock gardens, borders and open woodland gardens. Heuchera is also effective as an edger along paths or walkways. Also this and other coral bells are great in front porch planters to make an impact all year long. Plant with the lacy "Diamond Frost" Euphorbia and a purple trailing petunia for a great display of interesting color. Yum!