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Heuchera Sugar Frosting

Alum root, Coral bells

Eye catching coloured foliage

A very neat heuchera with frosted pewter leaves with purple-green veins, purple on the undersides. These are carried on purple stems, giving a lovely loose, layered effect. In summer wiry purple stems rise above the leaves, carrying tiny, white, bell-shaped flowers. These are light and airy above the foliage. A superb heuchera for all-year round foliage effect and colour in any garden. Perfect for patios, courtyards, balconies and small spaces.


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.


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
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flowering May - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 15 cm - 20 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 20 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
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