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Heuchera 'Sugar Plum'

Coral flower

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Heuchera 'Sugar Plum'

Plant details

Heucheras are native to the woodlands of North America. They tend to grow in dense clumps and have brightly coloured foliage. They thrive in shade and make great groundcover plants. While plants are mainly grown for their foliage, inconspicuous flowers in summer add to their charm.

Heuchera ‘Sugar Plum’ has gorgeous deep plum-coloured leaves which develop a silvery sheen in winter. Sprays of pink flowers are borne on tall stems in summer. It's is a perfect choice for border displays, as well as growing in containers on a shady patio.

For best results grow Heuchera ‘Sugar Plum’ in moist but well-drained soil, in partial shade. Avoid growing in full sun, as this can lead to leaves withering and falling.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Heuchera

Cultivar: 'Sugar Plum'

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Time to divide plants: September to November

Flowering period: May to June

Reader reviews


I have a Heuchera "plum pudding" and wondered how you are supposed to divide the plant please? I am an amateur gardener and have not yet caried out this task and am worried about killing the plant. I would appreciate any advice please.
Many thanks.


I adore the fragile pink flowers of this plant! Sorry I can't help on the dividing, as I don't know myself!


They are ready for dividing when the fleshy part of the root is at soil level. Dig out carefully keeping roots intact and enduring there is as leaf / New shoot at the end. Cut about 2in from main plant and replant covering all but the leaf. Plant horizontally.

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