Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave' has shiny, almost lacquered looking bronze to red brown foliage. In early fall small whitish flowers hover above the foliage on long stems. It makes a lovely shade groundcover that can happily compete with tree roots and come out looking good. Big, 6-8" diameter bronze-purple leaves make this plant a bold presence in the garden and they serve as a backdrop for the long stems of pink flowers that rise above the foliage from May through July. Groupings give shady areas a shot of color and provide great critter cover!
Outstanding foliage display
Nectar source for hummingbirds
Provides cover for small wildlife
Will grow in dry shade under hardwood trees
Great deer resistant edging plant or groundcover
Heuchera villosa is found in rocky outcrops and cliffs from New York to Missouri, south to Mississippi and Georgia.
Beneficial to wildlife and grows well from the eastern US west to the Mountain States in all areas, except southern Florida and Texas.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct
Heuchera villosa is one of the largest leaved Alumroots and makes a great native substitute for Hosta in the shady border.
Grow in part sun to full shade in moist of average soil. Water well on planting and regularly until established. Trim to crown in late Fall.