Heuchera x brizoides Plum Pudding

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Stunning foliage of deep plum-purple leaves with faint silver marbling between then even darker veins. Dainty white flowers reach 26" in early summer but are not as impressive as the foliage. Avoid full sun with Plum Pudding for best coloration. Exceptional growth habit.

Details

Item Code: HEPD
Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8" (26" in flower)
Spacing: Plant 10-16" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent: White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant

Heuchera General Information

Heuchera make excellent border plants with their nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Dainty flowers are held aloft on airy stems May through July. These versatile perennials can be used in a shady courtyard pot or as a groundcover under deciduous trees. Prefers average to moist soil conditions.

Heuchera Plant Care

Benefits from deadheading. Watch for frost heaving - mulch can help. In cold climates, winter mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving. It keeps the mature crown in contact with the soil and keeps the soil moist in the summer as well. Must have good drainage over the winter, though, so don't over-do the overwintering mulching. Shear off any damaged leaves in early spring to make room for new foliage. Can be divided every 3 years in spring.