Heuchera 'Lemon Love'

(Coral Bells)

Rating: 🌻🌻🌻

Light: ☀️⛅

Deer resistant: no

Moisture: not fussy

Size: 12” H x 16” W

Bloom: Tiny cream-colored bell-shaped flowers suspended on dainty stalks above basal foliage

Hardiness zone: 4

Heucheras comprise a diverse number of highly hybridized cultivars of striking foliage plants. Heucheras all sport tiny white, pink, or red bellflowers that float on dainty stalks above the basal foliage. However, Heucheras are primarily grown in the garden for their foliage, which varies from inky black to bright yellow, solid to highly veined. Heucheras are easy to grow, are fairly tolerant of moisture if they don’t dry out too long. Heucheras are shallow-rooted, and are prone to frost-heaving over the winter. The main cause of plant loss is the heaving of the root ball completely out of the soil over the winter and early spring months. Heucheras do spread slowly, and also prolifically self-seed, but do not always come true to seed, and will avidly hybridize in your garden if you have more than one variety. (We’ve created some of our own mongrel Heucheras this way.)

Lemon Love’ is a small striking Heuchera featuring bright shocking yellow, ruffled leaves. Flowers are cream-colored. This cultivar was too bright and cheery not to find a place in our garden for 2021. It overwintered well and re-emerged healthy in 2022. Makes a striking accent plant at the front of the border, and complements Hakonechloa or Carex nicely.