Heuchera are grown predominantly for their leaf colour but produce slender stems of flowers in the summer that are attractive to butterflies. This easy to grow perennial is tolerant of many different growing conditions including full sun, shade, drought and seaside locations. Grow in any fertile, well drained soil. Evergreen in mild winters but tidy damaged leaves in the spring and divide clumps every 3-4 years to encourage vibrant young growth. Good resistance to damage by deer and rabbits. Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting.
A superb, relatively new, Heuchera with mounding habit and very dark purple, nearly black, silky leaves with fantastic, heavily ruffled edges and purple undersides giving a chocolate warmth to the black. In winter the foliage will take on a slightly browner hue, and any untidy foliage should be trimmed out in the spring. In June and July dainty pink flowers appear and are held on erect pink stems above the foliage and these are attractive to butterflies. This is a strong growing variety reaching its ultimate size quickly and has the advantage of being rabbit and deer resistant, and drought tolerant. Due to its strong colour it will make a striking statement when planted with variegated Hostas. As with all Heucheras, be careful not to bury the crowns when planting. Tolerant of full sun, but better planted in partial shade in any fertile, well drained soil. Height 12ins (30cm) Spread 15ins (36cm) Flower Height 21ins (50cms)
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Pg = Pot grown.
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