Botanical Name: Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' Add
Common Name: Santa Ana Cardinal Coral Bells  
Plant photo of: Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal'
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California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'


Flower Color

Pink, Red


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color



Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Very Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: James Campbell, El Nativo Growers
Photographer: Steve Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

This Heuchera is believed to be a hybrid between the native Heuchera maxima and the non-native Heuchera sanguinea. The name is a little misleading as the flower is more pinkish red than it is red or cardinal. It is best used in dry shady conditions with well drained soil. Once established, it requires little care. It is susceptible to mealy bugs and root rot if it receives too much water. It grows to 18"-24" tall and wide. It looks great in mass plantings.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.