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Heuchera ‘Caramel’


Coral Bells

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilySaxifragaceaeSaxifrage family; means “stone-breaking”
GenusHeucheraNamed for 18th century German physician Johann Heinrich von Heucher
Cultivar‘Caramel’Named for the caramel-colored foliage

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Heuchera ‘Caramel’ is a cultivar that is not found in the wild, but it is derived from Heuchera villosa, which is a native of southeastern North America.

Identification: Plants are 9-18" (22-45 cm) high, and 12-24" (30-60 cm) wide. This cultivar has unusual orange-yellow (“honey-apricot,” according to one description) leaves. Flowers are light pink. This variety tolerates heat and humidity better than most Heucheras.

Online References:

Heuchera ‘Caramel’ at Monrovia

Heuchera ‘Caramel’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Heuchera ‘Caramel’ at White Flower Farm

Heuchera ‘Caramel’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Heuchera ‘Caramel’ (Coral Bells)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 20 × 13" (50 × 33 cm)

Heuchera ‘Caramel’ (Coral Bells)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 34 × 23" (87 × 58 cm)

Range: Zones 4-8:

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