Raudonoji alūnė – Heuchera sanguinea

Raudonoji heichera

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameRaudonoji alūnė
Latin plant nameHeuchera sanguinea Engelm.
English plant nameCoralbells
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Borders
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
  • variegated
Blossom color
  • white
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalityvery decorative
Ornamentality duration, months6
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, rhizome and scrub division. Seeds are sown in pots before Winter or Spring. Seeds are very small. 25000 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 2 grams of seeds sown Seedlings are pick out in hotbeds when 2 true leaves appear. If temperature is very low, hotbeds should be covered with leaves. Seedlings grow slowly; begin blooming in 2-3 years. The flower is propagated by 3-8 cm long rhizome parts and root in hotbeds or beds.

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