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Heuchera ‘Sugar Plum’

Frosty plum-purple leaves in spring and fall make a full mound of evergreen foliage. Silvery-pink flower spike rise 26 inches above the soil and the plant frequently reblooms. Foliage is silver in summer and winter. H. villosa breeding gives it the bigger habit.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 12″ / 18″ / 26″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July, August, September

Common Name Coral bells
Family Saxifragaceae
species hybrid
Plant Type
US Patent # PP21857
EU Grant # EU32315
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How Different? 'Sugar Plum' is like 'Plum Royale' with a larger habit and leaves. It has some H. villosa breeding and should do well in heat and humidity.
Landscape Value Shimmering silver evergreen with a plum blush. Mixed beds, borders, under-story, container, entryway.
Most Active Growing Season
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 12" / 18" / 26"
Soil (Garden) Moderately well drained, organic Soil (Garden) types are best.
Water (Garden) Average, better too dry than too wet when established.
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Comments A finalist in 'The Chelsea Plant Of The Year' at the 'Chelsea Flower show 2010'.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderatley between waterings.
EC 0.6 – 0.9
pH 5.5 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 100 – 150 ppm
Notes Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting.
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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  • April, 2020 – Courier Journal: Thanks to horticultural hanky panky, coral bells aren’t your grandma’s garden plant anymore – click here
  • September, 2012 – Better Homes and Gardensclick here
  • February, 2012 – Greenhouse Growerclick here
  • October, 2010 – Sunset click here
  • October 23rd, 2010 – Lexington Herald-Leader (Online) – click here