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Herbaceous Perennial

Heuchera 'Caramel'PBR

alum root 'Caramel'

'Caramel' is a colourful cultivar with rounded, lobed leaves. These emerge in shades of pale red and apricot in spring, becoming a golden caramel as they mature. Dainty, pale pink flowers are borne in panicles in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Bronze Orange Red
Summer Pink Gold
Autumn Gold
Winter Gold
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. If the soil is moist, a shadier position may be tolerated. To prevent the rhizomes rising to the surface, mulch annually and divide every few years ensuring the crown is not buried

Propagation

Can be propagated by division; they need to be divided regularly. Lift the plant when in spring growth, taking small vigorous sections from around the edge. Each section should have good roots and 2-3 shoots

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Banks and slopes
  • Garden edging
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Tidy up old leaves in early spring and deadhead after flowering

Pests

Prone to vine weevil and leaf and bud eelworm

Diseases

May be affected by heuchera rust

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