Photo by Walters Gardens taken at Walters Gardens, MI
Heuchera 'Berry Timeless' PP 26,357
Berry Timeless Coral Bells
Item #: 10755
Zones: 4a to 8a
Height: 8" tall
Origin: United States Hybrid
Heuchera 'Berry Timeless' is a 2014 release from our friends at Walters Gardens. This Heuchera villosa hybrid is one of the first plants to combine the heat tolerance of Heuchera villosa with the lovely flower genes of Heuchera sanguinea. Heuchera 'Berry Timeless' forms an 8" tall x 18" wide clump of silvery leaves highlighted with dark green veins. The clumps are topped, starting in late May (NC), with a prodigious number of 15" sturdy spikes of small, dark pink flowers that age to rose-red.
Heuchera 'Berry Timeless' is a relatively maintenance free perennial. After flowering is finished, we like to cut back the old flower stalks, for a tidier appearance, but it has not effect on the growth of the plant.
Heucheras by nature are short-lived perennials, with a life expectancy of 5-7 years. When plants begin to decline, they can be lifted, divide, and reset, to start the clock ticking again. We have had the best success doing this in fall, but most likely other seasons will work as well.
Good drainage is the key to growing heuchera successfully. Good drainage does not mean the plants cannot tolerate irrigation or rainfall, just that the moisture must drain away quickly. Light shade to a couple of hours of early morning sun works best. Deep shade is not conducive to growing good coral bells.
Heuchera 'Berry Timeless' is prized for it's attractive vertical stalks of ruby red flowers as well as it's evergreen foliage, which adds winter interest to the woodland gardens.
Bees and to a lesser extent hummingbirds are the main pollinators that you're likely to see on your 'Berry Timeless'.
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring