- 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide; hardy to USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 4
|Heuchera ‘Caramel’ in spring, summer, and fall.|
This variety features the most colorful and effective combination of foliage and flowers. The brightly silvered leaves come with contrasting green veins in a bold and attractive network, while the late spring flowers are bright deep pink and carried on relatively short stems so they sit close above the leaves. ‘Rave On’ appreciates fertile soil.
- 8 inches by 14 inches; Zone 4
|Heuchera ‘Rave On’ boasts a profusion of deep pink flowers borne just above its silvery veined leaves.|
Developed from ‘Caramel’, this is one of the most winter-hardy heucheras I’ve grown, emerging from under the snow looking pristine. Its rich, bright yellow foliage, held on pink stalks, makes a neat mound throughout the growing season. While there are small creamy flowers in early summer, I often snip them off, as they do little more than detract from the foliage display.
- 12 inches by 14 inches; Zone 4
Winter-hardy Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ lights up any shady spot.
Amber and then chartreuse foliage is veined in brick red at first, then the coloring fills in between the veins to almost cover the leaf before retreating to the veins for winter. Light and temperature, along with the stage of maturity of the individual leaves, also influence the interplay of pigments. The result is a harmonious tapestry of shades.
- 10 inches by 10 inches; Zone 4
Heuchera ‘Tiramisu’ presents a tapestry of foliage colors ranging from charteuse and amber in spring to brick red in fall.
This is one of the few truly variegated heucheras, and the most vigorous. Its green leaves are splashed with bright white, sometimes heavily, but always leaving a narrow green edge. Tall spikes of cerise flowers open in late spring and early summer. ‘Snow Storm’ needs good soil and good drainage and is very pretty in a 12-inch terra-cotta pot.
- 12 inches by 12 inches; Zone 3
Heuchera ‘Snow Storm’, with its interesting variegated foliage, makes a good container plant.
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