Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade Partial to Full Shade
Bloom Color: Pale Pink Inconspicuous/none
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen Silver/Gray Burgundy Shiny/Glossy-Textured Mottled Veined
Other details: Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From leaf cuttings
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On Jun 13, 2012, l6blue from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
I have several of these in various degrees of shade in my yard, and they all do well. They form beautiful full clumps. The plants become somewhat fuller with a little sun. The purple foliage forms a lovely contrast with the green of other plants, and the mounding form visiually grounds your landscape. The plants seem to benefit from occasional dead-heading.
On Mar 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Benefits from deadheading. Watch for frost heaving - mulch can help. It keeps the mature crown in contact with the soil and keeps the soil moist in the summer as well. Must have good drainage over the winter, though, so don't over-do the overwintering mulching.
On Oct 23, 2004, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Beautiful foliage and low-maintenance care. Avoid planting in fall -- Heuchera may frost heave more readily if not established before cold weather. Plant in spring in well-draining soil. Consider covering with mulch for winter.
On Jul 28, 2004, tulip523 from Hackettstown, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:
Although the huechera (plum pudding) is new to me besides its beauty I find it easy to take care of.
I am in zone six and my plant is on my porch, It does receive some sunlight but not direct for a few hours a day. It seems to thrive better in partial shade conditions.
I do plan on getting many varieties next spring. If any one has information like propagation etc. that would be great.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) Anchorage, Alaska Ashland, California Fresno, California San Jose, California Silverado, California Glastonbury Center, Connecticut New Milford, Connecticut Rodney Village, Delaware Lawrenceville, Georgia Boise, Idaho Ashton, Illinois Bartlett, Illinois Buffalo Grove, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Naperville, Illinois Plainfield, Illinois Spring Grove, Illinois Petersburg, Indiana Delhi, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Barbourville, Kentucky Hebron, Kentucky Kenton Vale, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Lutherville-timonium, Maryland Dracut, Massachusetts Franklin, Massachusetts Uxbridge, Massachusetts West Roxbury, Massachusetts Lake Odessa, Michigan Ludington, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Hopkins, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Silver Lake, Minnesota St Paul, Minnesota North Walpole, New Hampshire Cape May Court House, New Jersey , New York Honeoye Falls, New York Lockport, New York Fayetteville, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Akron, Ohio Blue Ash, Ohio Clyde, Ohio Coshocton, Ohio Toledo, Ohio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Milwaukie, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Providence, Rhode Island West Warwick, Rhode Island Aberdeen, South Dakota Christiana, Tennessee Hendersonville, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee Fort Worth, Texas Salt Lake City, Utah West Valley City, Utah Montpelier, Vermont Evington, Virginia Herndon, Virginia Linden, Virginia Manassas, Virginia Arlington, Washington Fox Island, Washington Kalama, Washington Appleton, Wisconsin Ladysmith, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Ranchester, Wyoming