part-sun, part-shade, shade
rich, average, poor, loam, gravel/rock
June, July, August
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
"Heuchera villosa ‘Bronze Wave’ is a large cultivar with an excellent habit and vigor. The leaves are large, thick, glossy, and angular with a shape reminiscent of a sycamore leaf. The slightly open habit allows for the occasional glimpse of the purple underside of the leaf. The plants’ uniform shape and the rigid architecture of the foliage give this cultivar an almost statuesque quality. ‘Bronze Wave’ also has a uniquely attractive floral display. The small, creamy-white flowers are not particularly striking individually, but they create a beautiful effect en masse. The number of flowering stalks was modest at first but steadily increased so that by the third season each plant had well over 60 inflorescences. The overall visual display was something uniquely beautiful and almost grass-like." -- Mt. Cuba Center
Easy to grow in average, rich, moist, well-drained soil. It will tolerate dry conditions in the shade. Can also be planted in full sun, but will require constant moisture to avoid leaf scorch. This an ideal plant for rock gardens, or open-shade gardens. Is used most effectively in group plantings. Deadheading will extend bloom times. Clumps should be divided every few years to encourage strong flower production. May be considered evergreen in the south.
Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave' was introduced by Charles Oliver of Primrose Path in 2001.