Heuchera ‘Black Taffeta’
Super vigorous and full of frills! Featuring dark burgundy foliage and a large mounding habit. It is showy in containers, mixed beds and when planted in mass. Heuchera ‘Black Taffeta’ is very easy to grow when planted in a well drained soil area. A very stiking plant, and great contrast in a garden of greens. Likes a Full Sun position or Partial Shade. Lovely potted, or as a border, or planted in mass.
Growing: Heuchra ‘Black Taffeta’
– Height with flowers: 45cm approx.
– Width: 40cm approx.
– Position: Preferably Dappled Sunlight through trees and shrubs but will tolerate more Sun exposure in cooler regions.
– Soil: Well drained yet moist but will tolerate a range of soil conditions.
– Fragrance: No fragrance, however it’s lush colourful foliage show makes up for this.
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Perennial
– Attracts: Native bees and also other beneficial pollinators are attracted it’s tiny blooms.
– Care: Easy to grow plant as well as low maintenance. A tidy up of old dead leaves and flower stems is all that is really needed. However every couple of years it is ideal to divide the plant. Additionally you can just bury the whole plant deeper in the spot it is already growing and it will sprout roots higher up its stems.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Not first choice for these pests but unfortunately nibbling pests might give them a nibble when there is nothing else available, like in the dead of winter.
– Origin: Native to North America.
An historical name
The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) who was himself a very interesting man, being one of the first to start laying the scientific foundations of modern botanical and zoological taxonomy as we know it today. Carl named the genus after Johann Heinrich von Heucher 1677–1746, an 18th-century German physician and Professor. Heucher was one of the first formative people for today’s museums, in the fields of zoology, mineralogy and geology. Their knowledge and research was very important for peoples further knowledge and understanding in all of these fields.