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Dolce® Blackcurrant Coral Bells Heuchera hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 24 Inches
Proven Winners Perennial
Dolce® Blackcurrant Coral Bells Heuchera hybrid
Sun or Shade 8 - 16

Features

I PITY those poor little annuals.

Bold purple leaves with silver accents adds a striking accent to beds or pots.
They begin blooming in early spring. Deadheading won't keep them blooming longer. However, removing the flower stems once the plant has finished blooming will keep them looking tidier.  Flowers are insignificant.

Award Winner
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 - 16 Inches
Scape Height: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
16 - 20 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 16 Inches
Flower Shade: 
Flowers are insignificant
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Black/Purple
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Early Spring
Bloom Time: 
Mid Spring
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in combinations, planters, and landscapes.

Maintenance Notes: 

They begin blooming in early spring. 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.

Better Homes and Gardens listed Dolce Blackcurrant as one of 22 of the Hottest New Perennials for 2008.

Dolce® Blackcurrant Heuchera hybrid 'PWHeu0109' USPP 19,574, Can 3,774
  • Perhaps a smaller-statured heuchera than some others, but in my Zone 3 garden, this has been the most reliably hardy purple-leaved heuchera, over the past four seasons, which have included one of the longest winters for snow depth and duration, as well as one of the top five coldest on record. Seems also not to grow itself out of the ground as fast as some others. Strongly recommended for hardiness and lower maintenance than other heucheras.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Joan
    3 years ago
  • I have grown this for two years (2010-11). Amazing color in the foliage. I was part of garden tour last year and many participants asked about this plant. The colors are amazing, especially when back lit by the afternoon sun.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mary Maguire Lerman
    5 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Corey M.
    5 years ago
  • Fantastic color that holds throughout the season and withstands sun

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    JJ
    Illinois
    United States
    5 years ago
  • I wanted a heuchera that could withstand full, hot sun to counter a midnight rose heuchera on the opposite side of the bed in part sun. These are beautiful and have not suffered in our 90 degree,high humidity summer.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    JJ
    Illinois
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Blackcurrant is a perfect description for this heuchera.
    It is the most beautiful colour, striking against most greens, and beautiful with ferns, columbines and in front of blue hydrangeas.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    jacqueline
    Texas
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Very Pretty, easy to grow...went back & bought more!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Brenda
    North Carolina
    United States
    5 years ago
  • This is third season for the plant. Planted in sheltered location in part shade. Beautiful foliage each year with large crinkled leaves. Love it.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Debbie J.
    Alberta
    Canada
    5 years ago
  • Planted it in my front border and it's doing nicely.

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Linda
    Illinois
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Great Plants!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jayne Feagles
    Wisconsin
    United States
    5 years ago
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Award Year Award Plant Trial
2011 Best of the Best (multiyear award) Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2011 Best of the Best (multiyear award) Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2009 Silver Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2009 Silver Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2009 Silver Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2008 Excellent Rating Boerner Botanical Garden
2008 Excellent Rating Boerner Botanical Garden
2008 Excellent Rating Boerner Botanical Garden
2008 Excellent Rating Boerner Botanical Garden
2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
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