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Commonly known as Alumroot, Coral bells, Coral flower
Glossy reddish-black leaves in spring darkening to near black by summer
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Evergreen - rounded, lobed, scalloped leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
Height - 60cm (24in)
Spread - 40cm (16in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - vigorous, clump-forming perennial. Produces panicles of small, white flowers.
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full shade - in a moist site
Additional Features - Good to know - - woody rootstock tends to push upwards. Mulch annually and lift and replant when necessary in late summer
Pests & Diseases - leaf eelworms, vine weevil larvae
Place of origin - North America
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Leaf Colour (if not green) - Black -
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Neutral soil preferred
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
Heuchera - Growing Guide