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I would like to get a nice variety of Heucheras planted up in a few of my flower beds, one shady bed to provide colour once the Hostas die back, and another that gets full sun, lots of existing evergreens, but has empty spaces I'd quite like to fill in. Photos below show the flower beds as of this afternoon (excuse the weeds, that's tomorrow's job!).

What varieties would you recommend, and do you have any preferred retailers for heucheras? I have a few already, and really enjoy the brighter or more unusual ones. 

Thank you!

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  • ZenjeffZenjeff Newcastle Upon Tyne Posts: 637

    This is a nice Cherry Cola

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  • Thanks Zenjeff!

    I really like Cherry Cola, I've got one that's just hidden by a Hosta at the moment, it was newly planted a month ago, no flowers yet so it's nice to see a photo of it with flowers!

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    I have Alabama Sunrise - it's actually a Heucherella but it does the same job image

    It's greeny golden with a reddish rib 

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    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • That's pretty Fairygirl, one for my list! Thank you. 

    Last edited: 21 June 2016 23:01:28

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,128

    Plum Pudding is a nice dark one with ruffled leaves, and Marmalade is  a lovely amber/gold/ brown combination. I also like Heucherella  Sweet Tea with warm browns, but the vine weevlis did for mineimage

  • I  have H. Sunrise Falls, a trailing or ground cover variety in a shady border, where it makes a lovely light and bright patch. It send out runners a bit like strawberries, so is easy to propagate, but I haven't found it invasive. 

  • Thank you both! Those are also going on the list :-)

  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321

    Dew drops - Think when I was looking at Heucheras that some growers reckoned certain colours (lime green and caramel?) did less well in full sun, so it's worth doing a little bit of research if you're putting one in the sunny bed.

  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321

    ...and I found this earlier thread which may help!

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/thread/?threadId=1956

  • Thank you Rob, that's really helpful!

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