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Heuchera Black Forest Cake 140MM

Heuchera ‘Black Forest Cake’ – 140MM

I am Heuchera Black Forest Cake. My family originated from North America

Botanic Name: Heuchera sanguinea ‘Black Forest Cake’

Mounding – Year round colour

My deep purple, almost black, foliage is a standout for creating stunning contrast in the garden.

From late spring my sprays of cherry red flowers stand tall above my foliage making me a great feature.

Thriving in shady areas I am a great choice for where light is limited.

While I am a good choice for shady locations I will cope with full sun if my roots are kept moist.

Adaptable I work well in pots and other containers while being completely at home garden planted.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 0.15m Width: 0.3m
I need moderate water once established and enjoy regular moisture
Perfect for shade
I am happy in most soils but prefer soils that are well drained
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I am the perfect hardy groundcover for rockeries and hard to plant areas such as under trees and heavy shade
I grow well in pots and other containers, a great way to create contrast on patios and paved areas
My striking deep purple, almost black, foliage provides stunning contrast to my red flowers during summer

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in hanging baskets
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors

Tips for success…

I benefit from regular deadheading
Plant me 20cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Saxifragaceae
Other names: Heuchera hybrid ‘Blackout’

Heuchera hybrid ‘Caribbean Sea’



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