Coral flower 'Amber Waves'

Heuchera 'Amber Waves' | Also known as: Coral bells 'Amber Waves' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Heuchera is a genus of about 50 species of plants from North America. The genus is named after a German doctor Johann Heinrich von Heucher. They have lobed leaves and tall upright stalks that are covered in small flowers. The size, shape and colour differs widely from species to species. The leaves can be eaten, they can be added to leafy greens to enhance the flavour. The leaves can be green, pink or bronze and some species are variegated. They generally have a short life-span, living just two or three years. They can benefit from being cut back after the frosts are over.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in summer
  • Pink or purple
Propagation methods
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Underplanting
  • Ground cover
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years