Alum root 'Black beauty' -
Heuchera 'Black beauty' (latin)
Adult dimensions: Height up to 30 cm, width up to 30 cm.
Type of soil: Cool and moist, although withstands dry soils.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Site: Mid-shade to full sun.
Plantation density: 6 / m².
Characteristics and uses: The Alum root 'Black beauty' forms a small, dense purple carpet. It will produce beautiful small bell-shaped pink flowers in June-July. Planted as a uniform ground- cover, associated with others Alum roots or ornamental grasses, it will adorn your borders and rockeries.
The rule is to plant 6 Alum roots per m². At the end of winter, it is necessary to cut back the foliage to encourage the growth of numerous new leaves.
List of Alum roots:
Alum root 'Berry smoothie', Dark pink in the spring, it will take a purple to scarlet red tint in the summer.
Alum root 'Caramel', forms a dense bronze carpet.
Alum root 'Citronnelle', Pale green with a silver reverse to start with, it turns lemony-yellow in the summer.
Alum root 'Golden Zebra', has magnificent maple-like, golden-yellow with dark red centres leaves.
Alum root 'Guardian angel', has magnificent foliage forming a dense, purple and silver cushion.
Alum root 'Midnight rose', forms a small, dense, crimson carpet mottled with pink.
Alum root 'Pluie de feu', forms a dense green carpet, mottled with grey.
Alum root 'Plum royale', forms a dense violet carpet, mottled with crimson.