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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls'
Sunset zones:1-9, 14-24.
USDA zones: 4-8.
Height: 22 inches (55 cm).
Width: 12 inches (30 cm).
Late spring to early summer.
Panicles of white, tubular-shaped flowers on purple stems.
Ovate to heart-shaped, lobed, plum-colored leaves with silver overlay and dark bronze veins.
Part shade to full sun.
Light, fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Mulch to help protect from winter wetness.
Side dress with compost or manure in fall. Fertilize in spring with a complete organic fertilizer.
Divide in early spring by digging up plant and dividing the clump into pieces.
In autumn pull off rooted offsets from the sides of older crowns. Pot the offsets up and overwinter in cold frame or greenhouse.
Remove offsets in spring and root as a cutting.
Rainy Side Notes
Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls' comes in second place, behind my favorite purple Heuchera—'Plum Pudding'. H. 'Silver Scrolls' is lighter colored than H. 'Plum Pudding' with silver coloring in the leaves and dark bronze veining. Another Charles Oliver bred coral bell, H. 'Silver Scrolls' is a cross between Heuchera 'Harmonic Convergence', and H. 'Petite Bronze Pearl'.
Heucheras for the most part are easy plants to grow, with little to no serious disease or pest problems. Their foliage is evergreen in the Pacific Northwest, making them a year round plant of interest. There are many wonderful heucheras with fantastic foliage to choose from, like this cultivar. It makes me wonder why more people do not grow them. If you do not own one, it is time for a trip to your local nursery. Pick up five to seven or more plants, and plant them in a beautiful drift in the garden. Get rid of the old, boring pachysandra or the serious pest, English ivy; grow these beautiful coral bells instead. My own plants grow well in the outer root zone of a large western red cedar tree.
Photographed in author's garden.
Perennials indexed by botanical names. Click on corresponding letter below.