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Heuchera - 'Key Lime Pie' (Coralbells)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer early), Lime green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Heuchera - 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:

  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Heuchera

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Heuchera:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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plants for winter interest
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View all the plants listed in Genus Heuchera

View other ground cover plants with red flowers, or ground cover plants with lime green foliage

Common Missspellings: Heuchara, Heukera

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