Read the text in the category Heucheras, Heucherellas and Tiarellas, Heucherellas and Tiarellas for general information about the Heuchera.

Like most coral bells the Heuchera ‘Root Beer’ is perfect for shady spots. With too much sun the leaves may bleach or even burn. The coral bells prefers well-drained soil.

The foliage on the Heuchera ‘Root Beer’ starts growing in spring and again towards the end of the summer. This is an evergreen perennial but the leaves are damaged and mostly not very pretty after the winter. You can cut away the old leaves when the new growth is still small in spring. Towards the end of the summer the leaves can become tattered, worn and faded and then the flush of new foliage will develop.

Apart from the beautiful color of the leaves on the Heuchera ‘Root Beer’ also has nice yellow flowers. The flowers appear in May and again in August.

In my garden this Heuchera only grew well in the first year. After that it was not much to look at.



Attracts bees: yes

Characteristic: evergreen

Deer resistant: yes

Exposure: part shade/shade

Flower color: yellow

Flowering time: May – August

Foliage color: red

Fragrant flower: no

Hardiness: -22 ºF (-30 ºC)

Height: 10 inches (25 cm)

Soil: normal/moist