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  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Heuchera 'Obsidian' (PBR)

coral bells

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £19.99

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist or well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The maroon-black foliage of this mainly evergreen form has a lustrous sheen, and as the season progresses, its colour becomes even more intense. The sprays of creamy white flowers, which appear in early and midsummer, look almost luminous against this dark backdrop, and they offer the perfect contrast. An ideal plant for the front of the border, it also makes a handsome addition to the patio when potted up.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the crown of the plant in spring.
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