The best black-leafed heuchera we've found. Glossy, black leaves are scalloped and ruffled and have rose-purple undersides—and they don't bleach in the sun. White flowers with pink calyxes open in midsummer. Deer tend to avoid. Heuchera primo™ 'Black Pearl' PPAF
Planting InstructionsVery versatile, performs well in shade and partial shade areas, but tolerates full sun as well.
Flower FormTiny bells on slender stems above the neat mounds of foliage
Foliage TypeNear black, purple foliage
Soil RequirementContent in a wide range of soils, but prefers slightly acidic.
PruningNo pruning necessary. Divide every 4-5 years if crowns become woody.
Unique CharactersticsDense habit of shiny, jet black leaves. Attractive foliage. Intense ruffling of the leaves. Leaves are rosy-purple and have a slight silver overlay the older they get. Keeps its intense black color even in full sun. Different color flowers in midsummer: White flowers with pink calyxes (requires vernalization). Exhibits an increased tolerance of high heat and humidity due to its hybrid makeup. Easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Great for edging along paths due to their low, mounding habit. Work well in containers. Can be cut for fresh bouquets.