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Heuchera ‘Christa’

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Summary

Heuchera ‘Christa’ has ruffled foliage that emerges rose colored and fades to peach. This cultivar performed well during its first year, but suffered from root/stem rot after record rainfall in June 2013. None of the plants died that year, but they continued to struggle for the rest of the season. Their condition did not improve in 2014, and by the end of August only one plant was still alive. ‘Christa’ has white flowers that complement the peach colored foliage well. However, they were somewhat floppy and were not borne in very high quantity. When grown in full sun, ‘Christa’ experienced significant burning and discoloration, and is thus recommended for part shade – full shade conditions.


Details

  • Rating
    2.3 
  • Common Name
    Christa alumroot  
  • Bloom Period
    late May – early July 
  • Size
    10” x 24” x 28” (h x w x flower hgt.) 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Floral Display
    attractive 
  • Sun Tolerance
    4 hours or less