This cultivar is a clump-forming perennial featuring a mound of maple-shaped basal leaves which are an attractive deep purple above and red beneath. Tiny, pinkish white, bell-shaped flowers adorn dark red stems extending well above the mound of leaves in late spring to early summer. Easily grown in humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Does better in full sun than most of the dark-leaved heucheras. Winter mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving.
1991 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Pairs nicely with Kirengeshoma palmata (yellow waxbells), ferns and Astilbe ‘Deutschland’
[Photo: Heuchera_micrantha_a1; Credit: Opioła Jerzy (Poland), CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons]