Heuchera Plum Pudding Plants for Sale Online
Heuchera Plum Pudding (Heuchera x 'Plum Pudding'), also known as Coral Bells, is a ground cover perennial with dramatic purple-plum colored foliage. In springtime, tiny white flowers emerge and depending on the sun exposure, the purple leaves show silver and golden variegation. Coral Bells is an evergreen perennial that is ideal for woodland gardens as it prefers partial shade but can tolerate full sun. Its tight, compact growth and low mounding habit makes it a versatile addition to your garden as well as a lovely choice for vase cuttings and floral bouquets. Heuchera Plum Pudding’s attractive heart-shaped leaves are deer and rabbit resistant and great for mass plantings.
- Native Perennial
- Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies
About Your Heuchera Plum Pudding Plants
Growing Tips for Heuchera Plum Pudding
Heucheras are best grown in organically rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. Parentage determines the best culture including optimum sun exposure. Unfortunately, the parentage of many hybrids in commerce today is unknown. Some hybrids will perform well in full sun, particularly in northern climates, but generally prefer some shade in the heat of the afternoon in southern locations. If grown in full sun, consistent moisture is very important. Scorch and general foliage decline may occur if soils are allowed to dry out. On the other hand, some hybrids perform well in shady locations, particularly if H. americana is a parent. Remove stems of faded flowers to encourage additional bloom. Foliage is essentially evergreen in warm winter climates. In cold winter climates such as St. Louis, the amount of retained foliage color in winter depends in large part upon the severity of the temperatures. A winter compost mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving. Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years. Species plants may be grown from seed, but hybrids are usually divided in the garden.
Heuchera, commonly called coral bells or alumroot, is a genus consisting of about 55 species of evergreen to semi-evergreen herbaceous perennials which are all native to North America. Plants grow in a variety of different habitats including woodland areas, Appalachian seeps, prairies, rocky cliffs and alpine slopes. Plants range in size from dwarf alpine plants with flower spikes rising to only 5” tall to much larger woodland plants with flower spikes towering to 36” tall. Species plants are primarily native to the West, particularly in the Rocky Mountains, with a few species extending into northern Mexico. However, some important species are native to woodland areas in the East and Southeast.
|Mature Height:||8 to 26 Inches|
|Mature Width:||18 to 24 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Partial shade to partial sun|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|