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Heuchera ‘Spellbound’

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Heuchera ‘Spellbound’ was by far the most striking cultivar in our trial. The pure silver leaves have near-black veins and develop pink highlights in cooler weather. ‘Spellbound’ forms dense mounds of foliage whose oversized, strongly lobed, and cup-shaped leaves create a dynamic silhouette. The cup-shape of the leaves also helps to show off their purple undersides. A few pale yellow flowers were produced throughout summer but were not determined to be an important feature of the plant due mismatched color and lack of synchronization among all five plants. However, almost any flower would be considered an unwanted distraction from this amazing foliage. When grown in full sun, ‘Spellbound’ experienced significant burning and discoloration, and is thus only recommended for part shade – full shade conditions.


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  • Common Name
    Spellbound alumroot  
  • Bloom Period
    early June – early August 
  • Size
    12” x 30” x 24” (h x w x flower hgt.) 
  • Flower Color
    pale yellow 
  • Floral Display
  • Sun Tolerance
    No foliar or root disease observed