Lovely Heuchera ‘Miracle’

Huechera 'Miracle'

For the first time in a month we’ve had decent weather for planting in the garden.  We’ve been blessed with a few inches of rain over the last two weeks and the ground is ready for plants.

Today I planted a Huechera villosa  ‘Miracle’ in the front yard.  It will sit in front of the Mugo pine in an area that gets 4-6 hours of sun a day.   The leaves emerge a light green (chartruese) color and and by fall the plant changes to a nice brick red with yellow edges.  In summer it has pink flowers.  I am hoping mine will have the same character.  H. villosa is native to the southeastern United States.  This plant was cultivated by Thierry Delabroye along with a number of other Heucheras.   Although their description of the plant is a little different, saying the brick color is in spring and fall and fades during the summer to just a chartruese.  We shall see what comes of it.  Below is a picture taken at planting time 5/19/2011.

Huechera villosa ‘Miracle’

Zone 4 – 9

Full Sun to Light Shade

Size 12″ X 18″

Well Drained Soil

Huechera 'Miracle'

An amateur gardener who loves to watch the garden grow.