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Heuchera micrantha - 'Palace Purple' (Alum Root)

Heuchera micrantha - 'Palace Purple' (Alum Root)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Purple Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Heuchera micrantha - Cultivation Notes

This low growing flowering perennial is ideal for planting in half sun, but will tolerate full sun or dappled shade. Plant in any half decent garden soil that is well drained. Fork in plenty of compost on planting and occasionally mulch and plant in groups to create swathes of colourful ground cover. Avoid planting on wet or clay soils or very dry spots.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Heuchera micrantha:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Heuchera micrantha

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Heuchera micrantha:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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Common Missspellings: Hockera, Hookera, Hookira

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