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Heuchera 'Smokey Rose'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

old H4 (hardy)

Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green, Grey/Silver and Purple in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

heuchera 'Smokey Rose'

Family

Saxifragaceae


Heuchera are more or less evergreen, clump-forming perennials with attractive, rounded, shallowly palmately lobed leaves and racemes or panicles of small, tubular flowers, often with colourful calyces

'Smokey Rose' forms a compact mound to 25cm high, of broad, ruffled, bluntly lobed leaves which are dull green with silvery-grey marbling, and reddish purple beneath; small salmon pink flowers in early summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in a fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral soil in sun or partial shade. The woody rootstock tends to lift out of the ground so mulch annually or lift and replant

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Neutral
  • Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Patio/Container Plants, Rock Garden or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


How to care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes

Pests

Prone to vine weevils and leaf eelworms

Diseases

Generally disease free