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HEUCHERA villosa 'Citronelle'

Image of Heuchera villosa 'Citronelle' PP17934

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Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

HEUCHERA villosa 'Citronelle' PP17934

Plant Common Name

Citronelle Hairy Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot

General Description

The glowing, chartreuse foliage of Heuchera villosa ‘Citronelle’ adds a unique brilliancy to shady beds and containers. A sport of H. villosa ‘Caramel’, this colorful perennial features compact mounds of fuzzy, lobed leaves which hold their vivid coloration throughout the growing season. In early to midsummer, airy sprays of dainty, white, bell-shaped flowers create a charming display atop the bright foliage of this outstanding, hardy perennial.

Heuchera villosa is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial native to the Appalachian Mountains and rocky, woodland regions of Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. It prefers partial sun to high, filtered shade resembling that of a naturally open forest, and thrives in organic, well drained soils of average moisture. It is somewhat drought resistant, and is more tolerant of heat and humidity than many other species. The bright coloration of Heuchera villosa ‘Citronelle’ makes it a stylish choice for container compositions, mixed borders or woodland gardens.

The diverse genus Heuchera comprises approximately 50 species and hundreds of hybrid cultivars. These hardy perennials are endemic to North America and are most commonly grown for their attractive basal clumps of evergreen, semi-evergreen or herbaceous foliage that comes in a variety of solid or variegated colors. Some species, such as Heuchera sanguinea, are noted for their attractive flowers as well.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Southeastern United States

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Yellow, Chartreuse

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Yellow, Chartreuse, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Chartreuse, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Yellow, Chartreuse, Silver

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No