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Herbaceous Perennial

Heuchera 'Cherry Cola'PBR
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alum root 'Cherry Cola'

'Cherry Cola' displays gently-lobed leaves forming a low mound in a red-brown tones, with taller stems of cherry-red to salmon bell flowers appearing in late spring and early 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 Red Bronze
Summer Red Red Bronze
Autumn Red Bronze
Winter Red Bronze
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or North–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen or 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 a fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral soil in sun or partial shade. The woody rootstock can occasionally push itself out of the ground so mulch annually or lift and replant

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn

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

Remove faded flower spikes and any untidy foliage

Pests

May be affected by vine weevils and leaf and bud eelworm

Diseases

May be affected by heuchera rust

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