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Heuchera ‘Frosted Violet’

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Summary

Heuchera ‘Frosted Violet’ is a predominantly purple cultivar with silver highlights and near-black veins. The foliage is mostly purple in the spring and fall but has a bluish-green cast during the summer months. The plants also exhibit a metallic sheen thanks to the fuzziness of the leaf. The habit is somewhat open like ones of its parents, H. villosa ‘Bronze Wave’, but the smaller leaf size creates a more refined texture. ‘Frosted Violet’ also produces a beautiful floral display when a multitude of tiny flowers rise above the plant in early summer. Uniquely, the flowers are pink as they open, fading to white, and then to green as they close after being pollinated. Each inflorescence has individual flowers in varying stages of bloom. This multicolor effect, combined with the huge quantity of tiny flowers, looks like an explosion of confetti. When grown in full sun, ‘Frosted Violet’ experienced significant burning, and is thus only recommended for part shade – full shade conditions.


Details

  • Rating
    4.3 
  • Common Name
    Frosted Violet alumroot  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-June – late July 
  • Size
    14” x 34” x 32” (h x w x flower hgt.) 
  • Flower Color
    light pink 
  • Floral Display
    outstanding 
  • Sun Tolerance
    4 hours or less