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Commonly known as Alumroot, Coral bells, Coral flower
Colourful groundcover, good for cut-flowers and attractive to bees.
Has a habit of rising out of the ground so lift and replant or divide after 3 years.
Genus of about 55 species of evergreen and semi-evergreen perennials from woodland and rocky sites in North America, chiefly the Rocky Mountains, with a few from Mexico.
Rounded to heart-shaped leaves.
Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Mound- or clump-forming perennials with woody rootstocks. Grown for their attractive foliage, especially the darker coloured varieties.
Good to know - flowers are good for cutting. Mulch annually as the rootstock pushes upwards. Wildlife plant - bees.
Pests & Diseases
vine weevil, leaf eelworms
Place of origin
North America, mainly Rocky Mountains.
Fertile well drained soil - with moisture
Neutral soil preferred
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of HEUCHERA
Orange-peach coloured foliage and yellow flowers
Rich red-brown foliage and cherry-red flowers
Chocolate ruffled leaves with a maroon underside showing the ruffles. White flowers
Bright red leaves in spring darken to wine-red then eventually brown in late summer
Silvery leaves with green veins and edged with green, developing purple tints in winter. Small white flowers
Dense, frilly, lime-green foliage. This variety has a much stronger habit than other lime coloured heucheras and will tolerate some sun
Luxurious, rich, shiny undulating evergreen foliage ranging from umber to deep sienna. Striking hot pink undersides
Glossy reddish-black leaves in spring darkening to near black by summer
Rhs plant of the decade 1983 - 1992. Dark purple foliage, cream/pink flowers
Plum coloured shiny metallic foliage which excels in early spring
Excellent purple leaf which becomes more frilly in winter. Cream flowers
Large bright purple leaves with darker veining