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Herbaceous Perennial

Heuchera 'Guacamole'
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'Guacamole' is a clump-forming variety with striking bright green leaves and creamy-white flowers which appear on upright stems during the spring and summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream White Green
Summer Cream White Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

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

Exposure
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, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in partial or full shade, and mulch every year; the rootstock tends to push upwards, so every few years, in late summer or early autumn, divide and re-plant with only the crown above ground

Propagation

Propagate by division in late summer or early autumn

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

No pruning required, but old leaves and flower stems may be removed to improve appearance

Pests

Prone to vine weevils and leaf and bud eelworm

Diseases

May be affected by heuchera rust

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