I bought my Heuchera ‘Venus’ from Lowe’s on April 23, 2017. I have several similar cultivars on my wishlist, so I was glad to bring this one home with me.
Heuchera ‘Venus is part of the Planet Collection hybridized by Wijnhout from the Netherlands. Introduced in 2003.
Heuchera ‘Venis is a beautiful cultivar with silvery-green leaves and dark green/maroon veins. A very striking combination!
Origin: Hybridized by Wijnhout of the Netherlands
Zones: USDA Zones 4a-9b (-30 to 25° F)
Size: 8-12” tall x 10-12” wide
Light: Sun to part shade
Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained soil
Water: Average. Prefers moist soil but not wet.
Flowers: White flowers on 15″ stems in late spring to mid-summer
Propagation: From division after three years.
In mild winters, their leaves will remain evergreen but in cold winters they will completely die back. They are sensitive to frost heaving like Hosta so you may need to mulch your Heuchera AFTER the ground freezes. This will help keep there ground froze somewhat. Continual freezing and thawing will heave their roots up losing contact with the soil. They don’t need much mulch, though, because they still need good drainage over the winter.
Heuchera only require a little maintenance. Trim off dead or damaged leaves in the spring and throughout the summer. Deadhead spent flowers to keep them looking tidy.
Although they do like consistently moist soil, they do not want it overly wet. They become fairly drought tolerant once established.
I really like my Heuchera ‘Venus’ companion. It was a little strange that its veins started out marron and turned dark green.
I will continue adding photos and information as time goes by. That is, as long as it keeps returning in the spring. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please leave a “Like” if you have visited this page. You can check out the links below for further reading.