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Heuchera x villosa Big Top Caramel Apple

Scientific Name : Heuchera x villosa
Common Name : Coral Bells
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Summer
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Rabbit Resistant, Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)
Height : 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
Width : 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
Exposure : Shade, Partial Sun
General Information : New leaves emerge red-burgundy and mature to a caramel color. Larger than the Carnival series. Plants size up nicely in the landscape. Foliage is rabbit resistant.
Idea & Tips : Thrives in shade to part sun; tolerates full sun in northern climates. Be careful when planting or mulching to avoid burying the crown. Water as needed and fertilize monthly during the growing season. Remove dead foliage in the early Spring when new growth emerges.
Grower InformationLarge Heuchera delivers big performances and a carnival of color!
  • New leaves emerge red-burgundy and mature to a caramel color.
  • Significantly larger than the Carnival series.
  • Plants size up nicely in the landscape.
  • Prefers shade to part sun; can handle full sun in northern climates.
  • Foliage is rabbit resistant.
'Big Top Caramel Apple'
Protection InformationPPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-74°F (21-23°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      Low; prefers high humidity rather than mist.
      50 ppm N starting at Day 7
      Not necessary.
      56-63 days after sticking
      Use low mist settings; do not oversaturate rooting media. Root zone temperatures of 70°F (21°C). Review our Heuchera Tissue Culture guide at
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 75°F (18 to 24°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      1,500 to 2,500
      Day length neutral
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Watch for crown rot if overwatered.
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Rooted: 6-8 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      10-12 wks
      Bloom Months:
      April to May

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