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Products > Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'
 
Heuchera 'Plum Pudding' - Plum Pudding Coral Bells
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrages)
Origin: North America
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Heuchera 'Plum Pudding' (Plum Pudding Coral Bells) - A clumping perennial, evergreen in mild climates, to 8 inches tall by 16 inches wide that has relatively large, glossy plum-purple colored, rounded lobed leaves with darker purple veining, silver highlights and tiny white flowers in open panicles that rise well above the foliage in summer. Plant in full coastal sun to part shade in an amended well-drained soil. The foliage color is best with some direct sun but may require afternoon shade in hotter climates. Irrigate occasionally to regularly - more drought tolerant in shade. A very hardy plant that should be able to be planted in all California gardens and is rated to USDA Zone 4 ~ -30F (with mulch). This plant is grown for its foliage and some recommend removing inflorescences as they emerge to prevent flowering and it has been noted to be more resistant to problems with mildew, spider mites and white flies than some other cultivars. Great in mass planting as a ground cover or border and also in smaller groupings in a rock garden and mixed meadow gardens. Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon in 1996 and won a Gold Medal that same year from the VKC Nieuw, the judging committee for the HortiFair tradeshow in Holland. It is protected by Plant Breeders Rights in Europe and UK until 2023.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'.