Heuchera 'Delta Dawn' PP 23,545
Delta Dawn Coral Bells
Item #: 9855
Zones: 4a to 8a
Height: 12" tall
Origin: United States Hybrid
Heuchera 'Delta Dawn' has been a splendid performer in our garden, despite our intense summer heat and humidity. For us, Heuchera 'Delta Dawn' makes a large clump 1' tall x 30" wide, topped in June with 2' tall spikes of tiny white flowers. The large leaves of this Heuchera villosa hybrid are chartreuse in summer. When temperatures cool the leaf veins turn bright red, eventually filling the entire center of the leaf with a solid reddish bronze color, while the edge remains chartreuse...a truly amazing combination! We have not found Heuchera 'Delta Dawn' to color up as well in shade, so 1-3 hours of sun, preferably in the morning, is preferred.
Heuchera 'Delta Dawn' 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, divided, 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 'Delta Dawn' is prized for it's attractive vertical stalks of white flowers as well as it's golden 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 Delta Dawn coral bells.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Container Role: Fillers
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