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Heuchera villosa ‘Bronze Wave’

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H. villosa ‘Bronze Wave’ is a large cultivar with an excellent habit and vigor. The leaves are large, thick, glossy, and angular with a shape reminiscent of a sycamore leaf. The slightly open habit allows for the occasional glimpse of the purple underside of the leaf. The plants’ uniform shape and the rigid architecture of the foliage give this cultivar an almost statuesque quality. ‘Bronze Wave’ also has a uniquely attractive floral display. The small, creamy-white flowers are not particularly striking individually, but they create a beautiful effect en masse. The number of flowering stalks was modest at first but steadily increased so that by the third season each plant had well over 60 inflorescences. The overall visual display was something uniquely beautiful and almost grass-like. When grown in full sun, ‘Bronze Wave’ experienced significant bleaching and burning, and is thus only recommended for part shade – full shade conditions.


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Bronze Wave hairy alumroot  
  • Bloom Period
    late June – early August 
  • Size
    18” x 38” x 30” (h x w x flower hgt.) 
  • Flower Color
    creamy white 
  • Floral Display
  • Sun Tolerance
    4 hours or less