More tolerant of hot and humid summers than most heucheras, Heuchera 'Caramel' is an exceptionally pretty variety of Coral Bells with a unique foliage of lobed, rounded leaves, emerging gray-red in spring and maturing to apricot-caramel with burgundy-red undersides by summer.
- In early summer, panicles of small, bell-shaped, creamy-pink flowers bloom on slender stems rising up to 18 in. (45 cm) above the semi-evergreen foliage. Robust and vigorous, 'Caramel' is also prized by gardeners for its ability to thrive in dry shade.
- This clump-forming perennial forms basal mounds, up to 8 in. tall (20 cm) with a spread of 20 in. (50 cm). This sturdy performer is not only easy to grow, but also requires little maintenance and is pest and disease free!
- Performs best in part shade, in rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils. If grown in full sun, make sure the soil remains consistently moist or the foliage might decline. Thrives in dry shade, once established. It is attractive to butterflies and often ignored by deer.
- A spectacular addition to beds, borders, rock gardens, woodland gardens and is ideal as groundcover, edger along paths or in containers. Fabulous when planted in groups!
- Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years.
- Remove stems of faded flowers to promote additional bloom. Apply winter mulch after the ground freezes to help prevent root heaving.