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Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'

Coral flower

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (19147)

Plant details

The perennial Heuchera 'Plum Pudding' is grown mainly for its leaves, whose pewter grey surfaces are suffused with undercurrents of deep purple. Delicate sprays of pinkish flowers appear in summer. Heucheras look specially good used around the edge of a border or grown in swathes with gold or silver variegated plants.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Heuchera

Cultivar: Plum Pudding

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: June to August


Reader reviews

snowflake

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.


loopylu

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


Blubell

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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