Dec 12, 2009

Heuchera Winter Foliage Gem

This heuchera which is a lovely ground cover, loses no beauty in the winter.  It is almost as though as the temperature drops the purple wine colors mature.  I have this in two places in my newly divided perennial garden here at the carriage house in Hopewell.  I have planted many pink tulips that will come up around this specimen.  Since the house is a deep grey, the pinks and purples really lend to each other.
What I love about Heuchera is the lack of disease and pests and they are just a lovely winter interest in the garden when my sun loving perennials die back. This variety is large enough to stand alone yet smaller varieties look nice clumped together.
Many of us knows these as coral bell flowers and they can be native from Connecticut to western Canada to Mexico. Soon I will share the tiarella foam flowers that I also have in my garden in the true native section.


  1. Nice to see a post on natives! Look forward to seeing more.

  2. I like heucheras, as well. Your color scheme sounds terrific. I look forward to seeing your garden when the tulips are blooming. I came to your blog via blotanical and would like to say Welcome! Feel free to ask if you have any questions about how things work. I joined in November, and it has been great to visit gardens and gardeners from all over the world.