Plum Pudding Coral Bells is one of the varieties of Heuchera, which consists of about 55 herbaceous perennial species. All of the evergreen and semi-evergreen family in this genus are native to North America. They can grow in various habitats such as the rocky cliffs, alpine slopes, or woodland areas. Their sizes also range widely from the dwarf flowered plants with optimum weight of 5 inch to 3 ft. Plum Pudding itself has average height of 1 ft tall.
As a part of Heuchera family, Plum Pudding Coral Bells grow the best on well-drained, medium moisture, humus rich, and organically nutritious soils in quite shady area. Maximum sun exposure is a factor that determines the parentage, even though the parentage in so many current hybrids today is not known. Some hybrids in the family prefer to live under the heat with some shade, some likes shady locations, while some others perform the best under full sun. For the latter preference, it is very important to pay attention to the consistent moisture because there is a possibility of scorch and foliage decline if they are dried out. If you’re interested in growing out this plant, read some key notes about it below:
It is best known for the bold purple with streak of silver color, veined pattern, and heart shape. It has white flower that formed from late spring to early summer, in insular panicles or racemes shape.
Plum Pudding Coral Bells care is relatively easy. As long as you keep the soil to be fertile and well-drained, it will grow just fine. It needs to be mulched annually because the rootstalk typically grows upwards and additional blooms can be encouraged by removing stems of withered flowers. To prepare for winter, it needs to be cut back during late fall.
There is generally no critical disease or insect problems, even though there might be possibilities of rust, leaf spots, powdery mildew, foliar nematodes, or weevils. In winter when temperature drops, the roots may experience frost heaving.
4. Garden Uses
It looks best to plant in a group or mass as ground cover. It also good to use as open woodland, rock gardens, borders or edger along walkways or pathways.
The fine texture from Plum Pudding make it stands out and preferable than other less refined foliage. Plum Pudding Coral Bells is an ideal garden plant choice if you want to attract welcomed creatures such as hummingbirds into your yard space.