Garden flowers

Heuchère: remarkable leaves


The euchere is a perennial well known for its highly decorative foliage.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Heuchera
Family : Saxifragaceae
Type : Flower, perennial

Height
: 60 to 80 cm
Exposure : Sunny or partial shade
Ground : Ordinary

Flowering : May to July

Maintenance, from planting to pruning in late winter, should ensure good development.

Plantation of the euchera

Planting heuches takes place in the spring or in the fall.

  • Choose a location preferably partially shaded during the hottest hours
  • It blooms more when it receives the sun part of the day
  • The soil should be fairly cool and well drained
  • The euchère likes rather rich soils and, therefore, ideally fertilized before planting

Multiplication by division of rhizomes in spring or fall, ideally every 3 years.

Heuchera in pot, container and planter:

The euchère is an ideal plant to garnish your pots, containers and planters. Present in all shades of pink and red, it is very decorative in associations with other flowers and keeps beautiful foliage until the first frosts.

  • Make sure your pots are well drilled at the bottom
  • Possibly put a bed of gravel or clay balls at the bottom to improve drainage
  • Space each heuchera by 30 cm in order to give them room to develop

Maintenance of the euchère

Remove faded flowers as you go.

Cut back the clump at the end of winter to encourage the appearance of new leaves.

Watering the euchera:

Watering recommended the year of planting but euchera tolerates drought quite well when properly established.

In pots, it is recommended to water regularly in summer to prevent the plant from drying out.

To know about the euchère

Previously widely used to decorate the gardens of our grandparents, the euchère is making a comeback thanks to the appearance of new varieties with very decorative foliage and ease of maintenance.

Flowering ranges from soft pink to deep red (heuchera mircantha) depending on the species.

Cultivation is relatively easy and does not require any special maintenance.

Whether it's caramel, purple, chocolate, citronella or tiramisu euchere, all offer leaves of rare beauty.

  • It can be used in beds, borders, rock gardens or pots.
  • A lightly shaded driveway is ideal for creating a border of heuches

Smart tip about the euchère

Its hardiness makes it insensitive to diseases, so it does not require any treatment.

In pots or in the ground, it advantageously decorates flower beds, so it will adapt perfectly to growing in pots to adorn terraces and balconies.


Photo © Bertrand photos, © Poliuszko

Video: Best Perennials - Heuchera Grande Amethyst Coral Bells (October 2020).