• 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 'Smokey Rose'

Heuchera 'Smokey Rose'

Heuchera 'Smokey Rose'

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  • Other common names Heuchera 'Smokey Rose'

  • 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 '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

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

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

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam

  • 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 Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning Remove faded flower spikes

Pests Prone to vine weevils and leaf eelworms

Diseases Generally disease free

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