- Evergreen perennial
- Partial Shade
- Loam, Sand tolerant
- PH acid, neutral
- Drought tolerant
- Hardy in all of UK (-20 to -15)
- RHS Rating H6
- Direct soil planting
- Large containers
- Low maintenance
- Great for Shade
- Easy to grow
- Prone to Rust and Vine Weevil
Human & pets interaction
- No known adverse reactions
Heuchera ‘Black Beauty’ – 2 litre pot
Otter Price: £9.99
Black Beauty’ is a stunning, compact perennial that forms a neat clump and is predominantly evergreen. The plant grows up to a height of 30cm and produces lobed, rounded leaves that are almost black in colour with a beautiful, ruffled texture. The leaves have a glossy sheen and reflect light, adding to the overall attractiveness of the plant. From early summer through autumn, the plant produces slender, upright stems with open panicles of delicate white flowers, creating a beautiful contrast against the dark foliage.
– For best results, plant pot-grown Heucheras in the spring when the soil is no longer frozen. Heucheras prefer partial shade to full shade exposure.
– Keeping the plants in a container is possible, use large and deep containers to prevent root freezing during winter. Ensure the containers have drainage holes in the bottom, as planting in small containers can lead to root-bound plants. To keep the plants looking fresh, divide the clumps every 2 to 3 years and replant.
– Adequate watering is essential after planting, and the soil should be kept consistently moist to ensure the plant establishes well. After 6 months, reduce the amount you water the plants as they don’t like to sit in water.
– In spring and hot summer days, water early morning or late evening. If the foliage is wet and the plants are in full sun during the hottest time of day, the foliage will scorch (burn) which can lead to stunted growth.
– To maintain the plant’s appearance, remove faded flowers by cutting the stem to a strong leaf without leaving it sticking out of the foliage.
– In the spring, remove the dead and damaged leaves from the foliage.
Our heucheras are tissue culture raised and free of rust infection. Our nurseries have strict hygiene and disease protocols that keep our growing areas and crops rust-free. To avoid cross-infection in the garden please do not plant close to Hollyhocks, raspberries and blackberries.
Treatment – Remove infected foliage immediately, sterilise cutters after trimming and dispose of removed foliage. Don’t use it for compost or mulch or will spread next season.
Vine weevil – Adults are most active between August- September. Most effective protection is achieved by regular use of nematodes in those months. Nematodes are safe for the environment and are readily available to buy.
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