How to grow Heuchera
Named in honor of Professor J. H. Heucher, 1677-1747, a German professor of medicine, and a botanist (Saxifragaceae). Alum-root. A genus of hardy perennials with dainty, small, bell-like flowers in loose panicles which are produced over a long period, blooming on and off from spring through to autumn. The leaves are evergreen and the flowers are attractive when cut for indoor use.
Cultivation Heucheras do best in light but rich, well-drained soil or in ordinary soil with peat added in full sun or partial shade. Plants do not thrive in clay. Plant in autumn or spring. Increase by dividing plants from March to May or by sowing seeds in spring under glass protection in a light compost. Seedlings are best grown on in pots for planting out when a year old.
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