2000 Theodore Klein Plant Award Winner
by Winston C. Dunwell
Heuchera americana 'Pewter Veil'
PP# 8984 - 'Pewter Veil' Coral Bells is one of the most popular Heucheras in the landscape market, certainly among the "veil" Heucheras. The "veil" term applies to the silver netting on leaves. The "pewter" part of the name comes from the pewter purple color of the leaves. The plant is grown for it's foliage but the airy blooms on thin stems above the foliage are an attractive feature of the Heucheras. Like many of the Dan Heims http://www.terranovanurseries.com introductions it grows 15-20". The Heucheras have a very wide range of adaptation from zone 4-9. While frequently propagated by tissue culture it is easily divided. Division is done in the spring and fall. Happier in shade than full sun, once seen and recognized these plants become gardener's favorites. Easy hybridization and production from the resultant seed has resulted in many new cultivars, but 'Pewter Veil' continues to hold it's own as one of the best.