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In praise of Heuchera Paris

amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge Posts: 2,661
Hi all,

I thought I'd share my love for the heucheras Paris I planted six last year to edge the semi circle of our new deck nearly a year ago. It has grown to become such a lovely row and this year with nearly double the flowers. Just love it and it's so great that so many more varieties of heucheras are so readily available to buy than five years ago. 

Do you grow any heucheras and which varieties do you favour? 

Also love Palace Purple which is edging the other side of the deck and Ginger Ale that captures light in the most beautiful way.

Apologies for the dreary light...not particularly sunny this morning!

To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow


  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge Posts: 2,661
    No heuchera loving...everyone's too busy bitching about cats  :p
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,629
    ...gorgeous George.. I don't have any, but I do like this particular one you've shown here....
    East Anglia, England
  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,053
    I love your Heuchera display George. I only grow a few run of the mill ones myself, but Philip on the Cottage Garden thread grows them and photographs them very well. The one that is my favourite on his thread at the moment is Sweet Tea, complimented by a turquoise pot.
    SW Scotland
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,414
    I was just admiring Paris in the garden centre today. Very tempted to buy it. Yours is looking wonderful! I love heucheras and the best one in my garden at the moment is Cracked Ice.

  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,840
    @amancalledgeorge. Heucheras are one of my favourite plants and have quite a few on my allotment. As yet I haven't got around to counting them. Very many varieties and my favourites are Peach Flambe and Marmalade. Actually measured the size of one today (for another thread) and if you look at the plant as a circle the diameter was 60cms and the height of the flower 50cms. I am hoping to get a member of the family to take some photos so I can actually prove I do have them! Yours make a wonderful display and I have never had one with the flowers so tall. I would like to think that maybe mine could be like that some day. Well done.  :)
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,382
    I've grown heucheras for several years now and think they are very good value for money. I started out with Palace Purple, then I think Amethyst Mist ?. Last year I bought  several very limey green/yellowish Marmalade ones to go in a narrow shady green and white border. Now I've got Peach Flambe, Cherry Cola and Fire Chief, the last two are a peachy darkish red colour - very striking. Also a good doer is a Heucherella Redstone Falls which gently spreads. They all maintain their colour throughout the winter which is very welcome.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,534
    I love Heucheras but sadly so do the Vine Weevil :'(
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,586
    No heuchera loving...everyone's too busy bitching about cats  :p
    Sorry I would have but was outside busy giving my heuchera Chocolate Ruffles some loving, cleaning cat poop out of their newly lifted and replanted heuchera patch.

    Yours looks lovely George,   a big impact , goes to show how a nice big planting of just one thing has the best effect.
    I have been gardening for a few years but only just really appreciating sometimes less is more, when it comes to variety planting.

    You are in good company there are some real Heuchera/ heucherella fans here.

    Liking @pitter-patter icy one very much.

  • @amancalledgeorge,..lovely display of blooms from your Heuchera 'Paris'.
    @pitter-patter,..oh i like your Heuchera 'Cracked Ice',..appropriate name for its appearance.

    Below is my Heucherella 'Sweet Tea',..developed from a cross with Heuchera 'Villosa'.

    Heuchera 'Melting Fire'

    Heuchera 'Palace Purple'

    Some cross breeds with no name.

    Those coming along below.

  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,100
    From my garden today 

    Photo 1.  Heuchera Marmalade and Sugar Berry 
    Photo 2.  Heuchera Chocolate Ruffles 
    Photo 3.  Heuchera Brass Lantern 
    Photo 4.  Heuchera Palace Purple 
    Photo 5.  Heuchera Obsidian and Lime Marmalade 
    Photo 6.  Heuchera Midnight Rose 

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