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Heuchera 'Chocolate Veil'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

old H4 (hardy)

Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Bronze and Brown 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 'Chocolate Veil'

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

'Chocolate Veil' is an evergreen perennial making a clump of broad, rounded, brownish-bronze leaves to 15cm wide, with tall sprays of tiny off-white flowers

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