- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist but well-drained soil
- Flowering period: June to August
- Height: 0,4-0,6m
- Foliage: semi-evergreen
- Hardiness: fully hardy
With colourful leaves, heuchera is a great foliage plant. The leaf colour includes a broad palette from brown, bronze, purple-red, honey-apricot to bright green.
Panicles of small tubular flowers on slender stems appear in early summer.
Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’
Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’. This popular variety produces striking, dark burgundy leaves with small, pink flowers in early spring. Attains a height of 40cm.
Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’
An alternative is Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’ with lobed, plum-purple leaves.
For exciting colours, try the yellow-orange Heuchera ‘Caramel’ and Heuchera ‘Marmalade which produces rich, peachy-bronze leaves.
Heuchera ‘Caramel’ Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’
Pruning Heuchera (Cora bells). In a mild winter, heuchera retains most of its foliage. To maintain the appearance of the plant cut back all of the old and damaged leaves in spring.
Apply a mulch of organic matter of 5cm around the crown of the plant in spring.
Heuchera (Cora bells) has a tendency to rise to the surface. What can you do about it. Lift the plant and replant it. Or divide heuchera every few years in September or October or in early spring.
Heucheras are prone to vine weevil grubs, especially if they are in pots. They can eat the roots of the plant beneath the soil.
Heuchera goes well with Hosta, Salvia nemorosa, Liriope muscari, Ophipogon.