Heuchera villosa 'Caramel' x 3 large plugs
I consider Heuchera a plant that we need to take a step back on to better understand them in gardens. Over the last 30-years there have been hundreds of cultivated varieties made available. Unfortunately that hasn't been a good thing. Many of the varieties that had incredible colors and tones didn't perform well in gardens. So if you've tried some of those it's time to try again with better varieties.
One of the keys to Heuchera doing well in areas where it gets hot and humid is for them to have Heuchera villosa in their breeding. Heuchera villosa, hairy alumroot, grows natively in the North America even in hot areas like Georgia. When I'm adding Heuchera to offer for sale I always look for that Heuchera villosa in their breeding or I have trialed them here at Natchez Glen or somewhere I value their expert opinion.
If you have been looking for those rich caramel and auburn colors in a Heuchera in an outstanding grower Heuchera villosa 'Caramel' is the plant for you. It provides the color we love and scored a 4.4 out of 5 in the Mt. Cuba Center Heuchera trials, the highest score given to any Heuchera in this color type.
I can go up to this plant any time of year and just be amazed at the colors you can see on the foliage. Often I'm turning the leaves over to admire the plum color on the underside of the foliage. This is just a stunning healthy plant.
Photos courtesy of Mt. Cuba Center