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Heuchera Autumn Bride Plants for Sale Online
Heuchera Autumn Bride produces fuzzy, chartreuse to lime green colored leaves that are nearly evergreen. The wonderful foliage erupts in September with white fountains of white flowers that remain until frost. A tough, exciting groundcover that doubles as a cut flower! Autumn Bride is a very easy plant that is tolerant of dry shade and a wide variety of other conditions, including moist shade.
Heuchera villosa Autumn Bride is a North American native plant also known as hairy alumroot. It's a species of coral bells that is native to rocky wooded slopes and cliff areas. It is great for covering the bases of trees or other spots that get little moisture. A strong grower that deserves a lot more use.
|Mature Height:||2 Feet|
|Mature Width:||2.5 to 3 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full shade to part sun|
|Habit:||Upright, clump forming|
|Flowering Season:||Late summer through early fall|
|Foliage:||Green with excellent fall color|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers dry, average to sandy soil, wont tolerate wet soil in winter|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed shade border, mass planting|
How to Care for Heuchera Autumn Bride
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Heuchera Autumn Bride plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Heuchera Autumn Bride does prefer drier soils in the winter so if there was ever a plant that we would recommend not adding topsoil or compost this is one. Watering Heuchera Autumn Bride: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Heuchera Autumn Bride a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.