Heuchera – Dolce® ‘Spearmint’

Garden Height
8 - 10
16 - 22
26 - 30
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
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  • Long Blooming
  • Native to North America
  • Winter Interest
  • Foliage Interest

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

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: Mid Summer

Hardiness Zones: 9b

Flower Form: Landscape

Soil Fertility: Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil

pH: A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

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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