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    Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal'

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    Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' (7994782548223)
    Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' (7994782548223)
    Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' (7994782548223)

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    Santa Ana Cardinal Heuchera

    Santa Ana Cardinal Heuchera

    Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal'

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    Mature height
    1-2 ft.
    Mature Width
    1-2 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Shade/Partial Shade
    Watering
    Low
    Growth Rate
    Moderate
    Grows Well in Zones
    8, 9, 10
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    Description

    Heuchera ‘Santa Ana Cardinal’ is a beautiful Coral Bell that will add a pop of color in your California garden with its shiny green leaves and a profusion of deep rosy-red flower clusters on dainty 2 ft. tall stems.

    This evergreen California native hybrid is a cross between the Alum Root (Heuchera maxima) and the Coral Bell (Heuchera sanguinea) that was selected for the garden and introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens in 1958. Heuchera ‘Santa Ana Cardinal’ is a fast growing, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with green lobed leaves that provide a nice backdrop to the striking deep pink-red flowers that bloom from spring to early summer. The vivid flower color brightens up the shady garden.

    Naturally found in shaded canyons, cliffs, and under oak trees, Santa Ana Cardinal Heuchera is a beautiful addition in a woodland garden with dry shade. This Coral Bell also grows well in coastal gardens or containers. Plant in large groupings for a dramatic display of color. Heuchera ‘Santa Ana Cardinal’ also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, making it a valuable addition in a pollinator-friendly garden.

    Drought tolerant and low-maintenance, Santa Ana Cardinal Heuchera is a great choice for busy gardeners who want a beautiful garden without a lot of work. This plant is sure to capture your attention and enhance the beauty of your outdoor space.

    Plant care

    Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' is easy to grow. It prefers well-draining soil and partial shade. This plant is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering once established.

    One of the parents to ‘Santa Ana Cardinal’ is Heuchera maxima, a native to the Channel Islands of California from which Santa Ana Cardinal inherited tall flowering stems and large plants. The other parent, H. sanguinea is native to the southwest U.S., primarily New Mexico and Arizona, and shares its genetic traits of darker blooms and larger individual flowers.

    Most Heucheras are shade tolerant but do not grow well in deep shade. Generally, Coral Bells grow best with morning sun and afternoon shade. In California, plant in full sun in coastal gardens but provide afternoon shade in hot, arid inland California climates.

    Heucheras need good drainage. Poor growth in the garden is generally a result of soil that is too wet with poor, slow drainage. Adding Kellogg Garden Organics Gromulch 2-in-1 Planting Mix & Mulch into the soil will help loosen compacted clay soil and improve drainage.

    Water deeply and regularly the first few weeks after planting for the roots to become established. Afterwards, reduce frequency. Drought tolerant once established but looks better with supplemental irrigation. Avoid overwatering in winter. Adjust winter irrigation depending on seasonal rainfall. Do not bury the crown when planting as this may result in rot.

    Evergreen in mild winter areas, Heucheras are easy to maintain. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage reblooming and remove any damaged or old leaves to keep the plant looking its best. Feed with a general fertilizer like Gardner & Bloome 4-4-4 Organic All Purpose Fertilizer in spring. Clumps can be divided in spring if growth is too big for the area but is not required.

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