Photo by C. Hardison taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Photo by T. Avent taken at Walters Gardens, MI
Heuchera 'Electric Plum' PP 29,924
Electric Plum Coral Bells
Item #: 13495
Zones: 4a to 8a
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States Hybrid
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Heuchera 'Electric Plum' from Walters Gardens is another amazing Heuchera villosa hybrid coral bell that takes the genus to a new standard of garden performance. The 10" tall x 18" wide clumps are composed of leaves with a fluorescent purple base, highlighted by black veins and stems. The 2' tall stalks of pink flowers make for an attractive floral show as well.
Heuchera 'Electric Plum' 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 'Electric Plum' is prized for it's attractive vertical stalks of pink flowers as well as it's purple mottled 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 Electric Purple coral bells.
Flower Color: Pink , Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Purple/Lavender
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Groundcovers , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , North American Native Plants , Plants that Attract Birds , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants , Colored Foliage , Patterned Foliage , United States Native Plants