Photo by Walters Gardens taken at Walters Gardens, MI
Heuchera 'Lemon Love' PP 31,223
Lemon Love Coral Bells
Item #: 13565
Zones: 4a to 8b, at least
Height: 13" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States Hybrid
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Heuchera 'Lemon Love' from the Walters Gardens breeding program is a giant in the land of coral bells. Measuring 13" tall x 50" wide, Heuchera 'Lemon Love' is larger than most hostas. Each clump is composed of bright yellow, heavily ruffled foliage, and topped in spring with 2' scapes of small white flowers.
Heuchera 'Lemon Love' 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 'Lemon Love' is prized for its attractive vertical stalks of white flowers as well as its 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 Lemon Love coral bells'.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Yellow/Gold
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Living Wall , Night Gardens , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , 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 , United States Native Plants