Heuchera pulchella description
Pink and cream spiked flowers in late spring and early summer.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
It is great for the front of a shady border, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in pots and it is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay ones.
Common name: Dwarf Coral Bells.
The best position in the garden:
Prefers partial shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space in the front of a shady border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 20 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Buy rockery plants, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.