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Dolce® 'Blackberry Ice' Coral Bells Heuchera hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 20 - 26 Inches
Programs
Proven Winners Perennial
Proven Winners Perennial

Dolce® 'Blackberry Ice' Coral Bells Heuchera hybrid

Sun or Shade 8 - 12

Features

Can I COME HOME with you?

Purple black with silver netted foliage.

 

Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Birds
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
8 - 12 Inches
Scape Height: 
20 - 26 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 12 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 16 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Flower Shade: 
Yellow
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Purple
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Great in landscapes or containers

Maintenance Notes: 

Deadheading won't keep them blooming longer. However, removing the flower stems once the plant has finished blooming will keep them looking tidier. Plants can be divided in spring or fall for personal use.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

If you’re looking for the new standard in purple Heucheras, you’ve found it!  You’ll be impressed by the vigorous growth of ‘Blackberry Ice’ and since it’s a H. villosa hybrid, it also exhibits greater heat and humidity tolerance. 

'Blackberry Ice' forms a full, rounded clump of attractive foliage that stays nice all season long.  The newest leaves are a remarkable iridescent purple with black veining and have amethyst purple undersides.  As the leaves mature, they develop a softly luminescent pewter overlay. 

In midsummer, reddish purple scapes which are quite proportional to the foliage carry wands of cream flowers. 

Whether you grow ‘Blackberry Ice’ near the front of the flower border or in containers, you’re going to love it!

This plant is a Heuchera villosa hybrid. The villosa species is a large, late blooming type that exhibits an increased tolerance of high heat and humidity over other species. Most produce cream flowers in midsummer, though they are grown more for their fantastic foliage. H. villosa is native to the southeastern United States.

Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers. Try cutting a few of the tall flower scapes for fresh bouquets.

Dolce® 'Blackberry Ice' Heuchera hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF

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