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Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’

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Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’ has slightly ruffled, deep-purple foliage with a slight silver veil. There were a lot of purplish cultivars in our trial, but after watching these plants for three years, ‘Plum Pudding’ stood out for its lustrous foliage that remained purple all season long. Many other purple selections often developed a green or bronze cast during the summer months. ‘Plum Pudding’ did have a slightly open habit and mild leaf discoloration after the record rainfall of June 2013, but the plants regained their vigor in 2014. The small, greenish-white flowers were not easily seen against the foliage and were determined to be insignificant. When grown in full sun, ‘Plum Pudding’ experienced significant burning and discoloration, and is thus only recommended for part shade – full shade conditions.


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  • Common Name
    Plum Pudding alumroot  
  • Bloom Period
    late May – early July 
  • Size
    10” x 26” x 22” (h x w x flower hgt.) 
  • Flower Color
    greenish white 
  • Floral Rating
  • Sun Tolerance
    4 hours or less