Palace Purple Heuchera micrantha - Planted in July 2021
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple' is the name.
The brilliant deep purple foliage provides a wonderful mass of color and offsets delightful sprays of tiny, white, summer flowers. A great choice for adding color and contrast to borders when coupled with green foliage plants. Evergreen in mild winter areas; an herbaceous perennial in colder regions.
The brilliant hue of Palace Purple is a now famous Heuchera, this variety of Coral Bells provides both beautiful foliage and flowers. To 18" tall. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year 1991. (Heuchera micrantha)
Palace Purple is one of the Coral Bells that started the current craze. Hybridized from a naturally purple-leaved native species, bloom is pink and quite dramatic against the dark leaves.
I decided to plant them in the border with the Dolche Apple Twist Heucheras that I planted this Spring. Those are a bright, chartreuse green, so I tucked these purple ones in between them on the border (and staggered them slightly in front of the Dolche Apple Twist). Here, below, is one of these new Palace Purple Heucheras in between a Dolce Cherry Twist and an Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance') that I planted this year, too. There's a couple of hostas in the back of the photo, too. The ferns are doing quite well for being their first year. They seem to be happy in this spot and are putting on a two-toned show.