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Dressed Up® 'Evening Gown' Coral Bells Heuchera hybrid

Exposure
  • Sun or Shade
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
14" 2'
Height: 12" - 14"
Spread: 20" - 2'
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  • Details

    Features

    Huge glossy black leaves are incredibly ruffled and form a substantial habit. Large flower scapes hold pink buds that open to white flowers.

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    Foliage Interest
    Winter Interest
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 14 Inches
    Scape Height: 
    18 - 20 Inches
    Spacing: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White flowers with pink backs
    Foliage Colors: 
    Black
    Foliage Shade: 
    Black
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Thrives in part shade but will grow in sun or shade. Plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Trim back tattered foliage in early spring. Salt tolerant.

    Dressed Up® 'Evening Gown' Heuchera hybrid USPP 34,288, Can PBRAF
  • 4 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I have had my eye on this plant as I love dark colored heucheras. I finally found it at a local garden center finally, and it has done very well in my garden considering all of the different types of weather it had to deal with at first, (heat wave, drought then lots of rain, cool temperates, and also smoke from the Canada wildfires). It has a great upright habit plus I really like the flowers. Normally I cut the flowers off of heucheras as I think they make the plant look messy, but the flowers on this one really compliments it. Surprisingly the rabbits have left it alone (for now). I now want to add a couple more and add it's cousin, Dressed Up Ball Gown as I think they will look terrific together.

      Cheryl Dexter
      , New York
      , United States
      , 27 weeks ago
    • This may SAY it’s deer resistant, but it absolutely is not. I have three other heucheras in the same exact garden bed and literally the night I planted this exact heuchera it was completely devoured by a deer. Why are the others that are directly next to it completely untouched, yet this one was eaten down to the stem? Not a single leaf was left behind. I’m extremely disappointed and definitely do not think this particular heuchera should be listed as deer resistant. Heucheras ‘Apple Twist’ and ‘Peachberry Ice’ remain completely untouched and beautiful. The other huechera is not a proven winner so I won’t mention it. Just so incredibly disappointing seeing as ‘Evening Gown’ looked so beautiful for about…. 8 hours.

      Sara H.
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 29 weeks ago
    • Absolutely gorgeous, the sheen on the leaves glimmers, they catch your eye despite their dark colour, changing in their appearance throughout the day depending on sun position. I place it in my cottage-style perennial beds, and it instantly gives a "lift" to all the shades of green surrounding it.

      Laurelise Machnes
      , Canada
      , 32 weeks ago
    • Very full, lovely plant that holds it color even in sun.

      Beverly Langlais
      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
  • 1 Award

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2021 Top Performer - Perennial Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
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