× Heucherella 'Solar Eclipse'
- within 2 weeks
- 9cm pot
- Standard £4.95
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: partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist or well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Forming an attractive carpet of colourful foliage in partial shade, this decorative perennial also produces sprays of small white flowers in late spring and early summer. The scalloped foliage develops to a rich burgundy-brown with a slim, lime green border as it matures, and it may be retained throughout the year in milder winters. A wonderful container plant, it will also look attractive as an understory plant on a woodland floor.
- Garden care: Remove tatty foliage in autumn. Lift and divide clumps every couple of years in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3 in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the crown of the plant in spring.