Heuchera ‘Dark Chocolate’ PPAF

Chocolate brown leaves topped off with creamy, cherry-pink blooms.

Common Name Dark Chocolate coral bell
Size 8-10" tall by 12-15" wide
USDA hardiness Zones 4+8
Sun / Shade Full sun to full shade
Soil Average garden soil, well drained.
Moisture Moist, but well drained to get established, once established, it is very drought tolerant.
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Mass plantings, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers.
Market appeal / Uniqueness Deep chocolate brown leaves with a slightly luminous, silver overlay make a stunning combination. This pant is heat and humidity tough and can withstand the coldest winters. Thick, sturdy chocolate brown stems hold many creamy-pink bell flowers that make for stunning cut flower displays.
Propagation Methods Tissue culture, divisions.
Bloom Time Early May for 4 to 6 weeks.

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

From the tough, hardy breeding lines of Charles and Martha Oliver of The Primrose Path, we are proud to bring you Heuchera ‘Dark Chocolate’. This is a medium-sized heuchera that produces a stunning combination of handsome, dark purple foliage and showy spires of light pink flowers. Three inch leaves are dark chocolaty-purple with light silver markings between the veins. The beautiful foliage holds its saturated color all summer, even in the Mid-Atlantic, where heat and humidity reign.

Dark Chocolate has relatively large flowers that begin as deep pink buds and mature to a soft, pale pink bloom with fringed edges. Blooms appear in late spring in long, narrow panicles reaching to a height of 18-24 inches and dangle gracefully at a very pleasing angle. The flower stems are dark purple and contrast very well with the soft pink blooms. Well-grown plants should have at least 8-10 inflorescences. This has been a tough and enduring plant, surviving dry and humid summers with no problems.