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Lime Ruffles Heuchera

1-Quart
Item # 35308
$18.95
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Heuchera 'Lime Ruffles'

This Heuchera was bred for bigger, brighter leaves with deeper ruffles.
Plant Patent Applied For.

The Ruffles™ series was bred using Heuchera villosa to create larger leaves and more heat tolerance. 'Lime Ruffles' is the most vibrant of the series, with extremely large, ruffled leaves of such a neon lime-green that they seem to glow with their own chartreuse light. 'Lime Ruffles' works beautifully as a groundcover for shadier spots, and is also compact enough to work in containers, where the dazzling foliage makes a striking statement in any arrangement.

This Heuchera is a cross between 'Lime Marmalade' and 'Lime Rickey'. It features the same famous lime color on a rounder plant with distinctly larger leaves.

'Lime Ruffles' quickly grows to its mature size of 24 inches wide and only 11 inches tall (18 when in flower). In May and June, little pink flowers arise on slender green stems, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. The thick, leathery foliage is tough enough to stand up to the elements and retain its beauty--in fact, the color only improves with sunlight.

'Lime Ruffles' can tolerate full sun in the North; in the South plant it in part to full shade and average soil. Let the plant dry out a bit between waterings--better too dry than too wet. Its high tolerance for drought, heat, and humidity makes it well-suited to the Deep South, though it is also hardy up to zone 4, and its foliage takes on a lovely tone in winter. Zones 4 to 9.

Genus Heuchera
Variety 'Lime Ruffles'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 11 in
Plant Width 18 in
Additional Characteristics Hummingbird Lovers
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Black, Bronze, Burgundy, Purple
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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Heuchera
Coral Bells / Alum Root

Planting:

Space plants 12 inches apart. Choose a sunny or lightly shaded, sheltered location where the soil is rich and well-drained.


Maintenance:

Water during periods of drought. Apply a protective winter mulch once the ground has frozen. Plants may, if necessary, be divided every 3 to 4 years.


Zones:

Zones 3-9

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.