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Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'

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‘Plum Pudding’ heuchera makes an excellent foliage plant for sunny to partly shady gardens. This cultivar has a mounded form. Its small white flowers, which bloom in early summer, are not as impressive as the foliage, but they do add a second level of interest. The foliage of ‘Plum Pudding’, with its silvery overtones, is not as dark as that of other burgundy heucheras. In mild winters, the foliage will persist if you provide adequate moisture to the soil. -Lou Anella, Regional Picks: Southern Plains, Fine Gardening issue #127

Noteworthy CharacteristicsClumps or mounds of heart-shaped, boldy veined and colorful purple foliage faintly marked with silver. The flowers are white, borne in narrow racemes or panicles, and form in late spring and early summer. 'Plum Pudding grows to about 1 foot tall and wide.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil in sun to part shade. The rootstalk tends to grow upwards, so mulch annualy to keep covered. May need to lift and replant with the crown just above the soil.

Propagation Sow seed in containers in spring. Divide in autumn.

Problems Foliar nematodes, rust, powdery mildew, and leaf spots.

  • Genus : Heuchera
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers, Pathways
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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