Heuchera 'Dark Secret'
Description: 'Dark Secret' is a strong, clump-forming, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial with lobed, rounded, dark purple-green leaves and cream flowers in summer above wiry, dark purple stems.
Heucheras have rocketed in popularity in the last few years due to the many new hybrids that have been developed including green, purple, chocolate, pink, orange, amber, yellow, and combined colours.
Uses: In drifts at the front of borders. Also good for container planting.
Climate/Position: Cool position - partial or dappled shade preferred.
Height/Spread: 40cm x 45cm
Soil Requirements: Good fertile, well-drained soil. Does not like it do be wet in winter.
Pruning: Trim back flower stalks after flowering in late summer. Tidy foliage end of winter before re growth.
Special Requirements: Heuchera do not like to be dried out or scorched in the growing season or excessively wet in the winter. Good compost added before planting will help water retention and drainage.
Additional Interest: Plant Breeders Rights Apply (PBR).
Heuchera are resistant to the chemical Juglone produced by walnut trees to suppress vegetation beneath the canopy, so can be used in this difficult planting situation.