Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal'
An evergreen perennial that is a cross between the Alum Root (Heuchera maxima) and the Coral Bell (Heuchera sanguinea). It grows up to two feet high and wide, It has pink-red flowers that bloom in the spring and summer.
You can deadhead flowers in late fall if the plant is small. It is best to cut tall stems back hard and deadhead flowers on large plants in late fall. This plant is susceptible to Strawberry root weevil, the larvae of the insect feed on the plant’s root system. The plant will loose vigor and decrease in size. Rust is also a pest to heucheras. The rust is an orange patch on the underside of the leaf and the top side of the leaf will appear splotchy with dead zones. The rust is most active in the wetter cooler seasons. When you notice rust remove and destroy foliage.
- Cool sun to Light Shade
- Low water needs
- Great companion plant under evergreen oaks
- Attracts birds, bees, and hummingbirds
- Hardy to 15 degrees
- Native to California