• 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 villosa 'Palace Purple'

Heuchera 'Palace Purple'

Heuchera 'Palace Purple'

© � RHS 2000

  • Other common names Heuchera 'Palace Purple'

  • Synonyms Heuchera sanguinea 'Palace Purple'
    Heuchera 'Palace Purple'

  • 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 'Palace Purple' forms a mound of sharply lobed, metallic bronze-purple leaves, with loose panicles of small pale pink flowers in early summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-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

    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 Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Remove faded flower spikes

Pests Prone to vine weevils and leaf eelworms

Diseases Generally disease free

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