of Darkness (PP#14,489) is a 2002 introduction from The Primrose Path.
It was selected for its unusual foliage coloration and relatively
large, showy flowers.
- A loose mound of 3.5 to 4"-wide leaves that is about 8" high X 14"
wide. The flower stems are branched and spreading, reaching a height of
Foliage - The ground color of the foliage is green, but each
leaf has a large central zone of dark maroon surrounded by silver-gray.
This is seasonally variable, but when these marking are most extensive,
only a narrow margin of light green is left on each leaf.
Flowers - In the spring 'Heart of Darkness' produces
branching spikes of pure white flowers to about 24"
Features - 'Heart
of Darkness' combines the leaf coloring of Heuchera and Tiarella in a
It has the cultivation requirements of Tiarella, that is, it should be
given rich, moist, humusy soil in light shade and not be allowed to dry