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Heuchera Cherry Cola PBR

Alum root, Coral bells

A decorative evergreen ground cover

A wonderful low-growing perennial with the benefit of stunning foliage and showy flowers. The maple-like, mahogany-red leaves form a low clump. In early summer, straight red stems rise above the leaves carrying a mass of tiny, red, bell-shaped flowers. These create a light and frothy effect; a fizz in the border which ensures the plant lives up to its name. Superb for all-year round foliage effect and colour in any garden.

Where?

Plant in full sun or semi-shade at the front of beds and borders, alongside paving or in gravel. Ideal for pots, containers, window boxes and hanging baskets.

How?

Any well-drained fertile soil. Remove flower stems after flowering to show off leaves. Remove dead or damaged foliage in winter. Cut back fleshy short stems of old plants to rejuvenate.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flowering March - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 25 cm - 35 cm
Plant width 15 cm - 35 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 35 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade, Full shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, City garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September