Heuchera, also known as alumroot or coral bells, are perennials that are mainly used for their foliage. The leaves come in a wide variety of colors, including shades of green, pink, red, white, and purple. Heuchera can be used in rock gardens or in shaded areas in the garden.
Heuchera can be used in a variety of ways in the garden. They make great additions to rock gardens, and their colorful foliage can brighten up shaded areas. Heuchera can also be used as groundcovers, and their trailing vines can be used to cover up unsightly areas of the garden. Additionally, heuchera can be used in flower arrangements, or even as houseplants.
To care for heuchera, you should water them regularly, especially during the hot summer months. They also need to be fertilized on a regular basis, preferably with an organic fertilizer. In order to keep them looking their best, it is also recommended that you deadhead them regularly.
Pests and diseases that can affect heuchera include aphids, leaf miners, and rust. Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects that can cause leaves to curl and yellow. Leaf miners are tiny insects that live inside the leaves and create tunnels in the leaf tissue. Rust is a fungus that can cause leaves to turn yellow or orange and eventually die.