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.
Dressed Up® 'Evening Gown' Coral Bells Heuchera hybrid
Huge glossy black leaves are incredibly ruffled and form a substantial habit. Large flower scapes hold pink buds that open to white flowers.Award WinnerFoliage InterestWinter InterestSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:12 - 14 InchesScape Height:18 - 20 InchesSpacing:20 - 24 InchesSpread:20 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:White flowers with pink backsFoliage Colors:BlackFoliage Shade:BlackHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight 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:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance 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
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Cheryl Dexter, New York, United States, 11 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, 13 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, 16 weeks ago
Very full, lovely plant that holds it color even in sun.Beverly Langlais, New Hampshire, United States, 44 weeks ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2021 Top Performer - Perennial Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs