• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Heuchera 'Quilter's Joy'

Alum root 'Quilter's Joy'

Alum root 'Quilter's Joy'

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Alum root 'Quilter's Joy'

  • Synonyms Heuchera 'Checkers'

  • Genus 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

  • Family Saxifragaceae / Saxifragaceae

  • Species 'Quilter's Joy' is a compact perennial with greenish-purple leaves, marbled with silver on the veins, and reddish-purple beneath; small cream flowers are born on erect stems

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHNeutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

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

Propagation Propagate by division in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Remove faded flower spikes

Pests May be attacked by vine weevil and leaf and bud eelworms

Diseases Generally disease free

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