Coral bells

Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles' (PBR)

Coral bells - Heuchera  'Chocolate Ruffles' (PBR)

Common Name: Coral bells
Genus: Heuchera
Cultivar: 'Chocolate Ruffles' (PBR)

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Brown, PurpleFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Airy sprays of tiny white bell shaped summer flowers appear on wiry stems above neat mounds of large ruffled chocolate brown and burgundy leaves. Like most heuchera this one is grown mainly for its distinctive foliage and it looks particularly effective planted in large drifts. It is semi-evergreen and makes an eyecatching front-of-border plant.

  • Garden care: Heucheras do not like dry soil. Remove tatty foliage in autumn. Lift and divide clumps every couple of years in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter round the crown of the plant in spring.

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