Heuchera – Dolce® ‘Silver Gumdrop’

Garden Height
6 - 8
20 - 24
20 - 24
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
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Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Native to North America

Winter Interest

Foliage Interest

Salt Tolerant

Maintenance Notes
Thrives in part shade but will grow in full shade. Plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Trim back tattered foliage in early spring. Salt tolerant.

Needs Good Drainage

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. 4" to 1 gallon pots: 1 PPP. 10-12" pots 3 PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No pinching or growth regulators needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Preventative sprays to control Botrytis may be necessary under cold, wet, low-light conditions.

Grower Tips

Grower Tips for Grower Tips for Dolce
-For best foliage coloration, avoid scorching light. Very high light can scorch foliage.
-Light shade is essential for optimal growth.
-B-9 at 2,500 ppm will help keep Amethyst Myst petioles short under low light conditions.
-To reduce or avoid bacterial leaf spotting use a copper based spray bi-monthly.

-Finished spring plants can be moved outside to take advantage of cool temperatures for holding purposes only.

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