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‘Caramel’ is a vigorous, clump-forming coral bells cultivar that features unique apricot foliage and light pink flowers. In 2002, it was discovered as a chance seedling (parents unknown) in Hantay, France. The lobed, rounded leaves form a basal mound (to 8” tall) which may spread to 20” wide. Leaves emerge gray-red in spring and mature to golden-yellow green (apricot/caramel) by summer. Tiny, light pink flowers appear in spires in early summer (later than most heucheras) on slender stems rising above the foliage mound, typically to 18” tall. The patent owner suspects that Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Pride’ is a probable parent, and some nurseries are currently selling ‘Caramel’ as a cultivar of H. villosa, a southeastern U. S. native known for its tolerance to hot and humid summers. U. S. Plant Patent PP16,560 was issued May 23, 2006.