Named for 17th century German botanist and physician Johann Heinrich Von Heucher, the heuchera has enjoyed a surge of interest as gardeners increasingly rely on ornamental foliage for their landscapes. Also known as coral bells and alum root, a native plant that began as a member of the herbal garden has taken center stage in the flowerbed. The flowers of coral bells are small in size, yet exert a significant effect on the wildlife in your garden: both butterflies and hummingbirds will visit the nectar-rich blooms in late spring and summer. Explore ten heuchera varieties that could form the beginning of a new collection in your woodland garden.
Heuchera Melting Fire
'Melting Fire' heuchera plants feature deeply ruffled foliage that varies from crimson to purple, depending on the season and light exposure in the garden. Dainty white flowers characteristic of the genus appear in late spring on 18-inch stems, and may endure for two months.
Dark-leaved cultivars like 'Melting Fire' are prone to leaf scorch in full sun areas. Afternoon shade will protect the leaf margins from browning, and regular moisture during dry periods help all heuchera plants to thrive.
Heuchera Lime Marmalade
Every shady garden spot needs a shot of chartreuse to inject energy into the landscape, and heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' fulfills that role. This gorgeous variety doesn't darken or fade over the season, but will retain the bright green color that make its flowers an afterthought. 'Lime Marmalade' also forms a pleasing mound in your summer containers, providing a green foil for pink or purple plants and flowers.
The presence of contrasting veins on many heuchera varieties expands their color palette, and is in part responsible for the introduction of scores of new cultivars in recent years. The lime green foliage with red veins of 'Electra' offers up fun possibilities in garden design: pair it with a red wax begonia or New Guinea impatiens to accentuate the veining.
taken from taken from https://www.thespruce.com/best-heuchera-varieties-
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa