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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


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (19147)

Plant details

There are more than 55 species of Heuchera that originate from woodland areas of the US. Many cultivars have brightly coloured foliage and produce clump-forming plants that are great for groundcover. Heuchera 'Sugar Plum'  produces greyish foliage with purple veins.

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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