Heuchera 'Obsidian' Heuchera 'Obsidian'

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Heuchera 'Obsidian'

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  • Purplish-Black Foliage,
  • Great Performer,
  • Awesome in Containers,
Common Name:Coral Bells
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:1 - 2 Feet
Spread:2 - 2 Feet
Exposure:Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance:Deer
Flower Color:White Shades

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(Coral Bells) Heuchera 'Obsidian' has deep purplish-black leaves with a polished glassy luster that makes them shine in the landscape. The dark color is very unique and is closer to true black than any other Heuchera. In early summer, the dark foliage is accented by 24" smokey purple buds which open to cream flowers. Are deer a problem for you? The compact foliage is deer resistant. The brightly colored flowers will attract butterflies to your garden to drink in the sweet nectar. Without a doubt, 'Obsidian' is one of the best new Heuchera on the market today! Heuchera 'Obsidian' performs well in full sun to part shade and makes a real statement when planted as a border. Winter salt will not harm your plants.
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Heuchera 'Obsidian' PP14,836

Common Name Coral Bells
USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Shade (0-4 hrs.), Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance Deer
Flower Color White Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Evergreen, Native
Design Use Border, Combination Containers, Container, Massing, Specimen
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Spring or Early Summer, Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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Customer Reviews

Heat Tolerant Review by Julian | Zone: 7a
I have had Obsidian in my garden for several years. It copes beautifully with the Oklahoma heat, which generally means highs over 100F in the summer. And most of the time, its big shiny leaves are really black, as promised. Obsidian is my favorite heuchera (although Georgia Peach runs a close second). (Posted on 5/21/2013)
Homeowner Tips

Learn more about growing tips and how to care for your Heuchera 'Obsidian' and other Coral Bells. See How to care for Heuchera.

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