Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'
Deer resistant: no
Moisture: not fussy
Size: 12” H x 16” W
Bloom: Tiny white 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.)
‘Midnight Rose’ is a purple-leaf Heuchera with bright pink splotches. Flowers are white. It has thrived in competition with tree roots, and while it is a bit garish, it does add a splash oc color contrast to the front of the border.