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Heuchera 'Licorice' (Heuchera)
Heuchera was named for Johann Heucher, a medical professor of the early seventeen hundreds.
Originates from woodland and rocky areas of North America, especially the Rocky Mountains.
Can be planted at any time of year. Water well before planting. Dig a hole and loosen the surrounding soil with a fork, especially at the base. Place the plant in the hole so that the compost is at the same level as the surrounding soil. Fill in around the plant with loose soil and firm in the roots to secure the plant. Water again after planting.
From seed or division.
Seed - sow seed in containers in a cold frame in Spring.
Division - Divide species in autumn.
Prefers to be grown in fertile, moist but well-drained neutral soil, in full sun but also partial shade. The woody rootstock can push upwards, and will need to be re-planted or mulched in late summer or early autumn.
An annual dressing of a good fertiliser in spring will assist in keeping this plant healthy.
Vine Weevil & Leaf Eelworm
Remove dead flower heads and tidy up the leaves. Apply an organic mulch to the base of the plant.
Divide mature plants to propogate.
Coral Flower 'Licorice'
Deep Burgundy almost Black
Moist Well Drained
H (Fully Hardy) to -15°C