Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'

Plum Pudding Heuchera, Coral Bells


Evergreen, Semi-evergreen Perennial

Plum Pudding Heuchera is prized for its luscious, dark purple to deep pink foliage that looks great for months on end. Coral bells are a good choice for containers, as an edging plant, or in mixed beds to provide foliage color and texture. Like most heuchera, the plants have a tendency to heave out of the ground after a few years. When that happens, lift the plant and replant in late summer or early autumn with the crown just above the soil to mediate the leggy look. Be careful to not bury the crowns  too deeply when replanting.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Description

Size: 12 - 18 tall x 12 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Colorful

Features: Attractive Foliage, Flowers, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Burgundy / Maroon, Purple / Violet

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream, White
Bloom Season: Spring, Summer, May, Jun
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Massed, Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: continuity creator, front of border
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos