|Common Name||Alum root|
|Plant Series||Heuchera RUFFLES™ Series|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||EU3954|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||12" / 24" / 30"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||June, July|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Leaf Color||Black, Green, Purple|
|Soil||Moderately well drained, organic soil types are best.|
|pH||5.5 - 6.5|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Special Uses||Award Winners, Deep South, Low Water Usage, Winter Color|
|Nutritional Needs||100 - 150 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Average, better too dry than too wet when established.|
|How Different?||It has large ruffled leaves of chocolate brown with burgundy undersides. It forms a large landscape size plant.|
|Landscape Value||Good landscape plant, mass plantings, beds, or borders.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Comments||Winner of the highest gold medal as "Best NEW Perennial Introduction" at Plantarium in Holland '95. Gold and silver medal winner at VKC Nieuw, Belgium.|
|Grower Notes||Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting. Plants are more compact, with more vivid color, in full sun.|
Heuchera ‘Chocolate Ruffles’
Heavily ruffled leaves of rich chocolate on top and deep burgundy on the bottom create a warm contrast of color. Thousands of small purplish flowers on strong purple spikes continue the show. One of our first and finest, and still in amazing demand, this heat/humidity tolerant Heuchera thrives in gardens across the country and has become a landscaper's staple.
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