Winter Foliage on Heuchera – Part 2

Quick recap from part 1: In February, Southern Comfort is the best looking Heuchera in my garden.

Heuchera 'Southern Comfort'

Heuchera 'Southern Comfort'

Heuchera longiflora

Heuchera longiflora

The second best is Heuchera longiflora. This is a plant ho plant. (That means it was free.) I got it at the Garden Writers symposium from North Creek Nurseries. I’m surprised at how different it looks now. In summer it was mostly just green and looked a lot like this next Heuchera.

Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal'

Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal'

 ‘Raspberry Regal’ and the next one, ‘David’, arrived in a 2 inch pots last spring, so I haven’t seen them bloom yet. Most Heuchera are grown for their spectacular foliage. The airy flowers are a nice bonus, but not very showy. These two are advertised to put on more of a show when they bloom, so I’m looking forward to that.  

Heuchera 'David'

Heuchera 'David' looks very good.

 

Heuchera 'Black Beauty'

Heuchera 'Black Beauty'

When the spring storms took his shady spot along with the trees, this Heuchera ‘Black Beauty’ was relocated to The Star Light Lounge. While I had him out of the ground, I split him into three.

He used to look so good, but now he’s pissed about the whole situation. I’m worried he might quit.

Heuchera 'Palace Purple'

Heuchera 'Palace Purple' gets a C for winter foliage.

Heuchera 'Citronelle'

Heuchera 'Citronelle'

I’ve seen this ‘Citronelle’ look a lot better. I haven’t changed soil or fertilized his pot much in two years. My point is sometimes operator error affects the look of the plants I show you. Maybe ‘Obsidian’ will have great winter foliage for you. Give it a try, and tell Dan that Peggy sent you.

If you think I’ve done a lot of sucking up to Dan in these last two blogs, you are very perceptive. You may be wondering why, since he’s already commited to sending me some great plants this spring. Well hell, lots of people are doing that. I’m no longer impressed. And since I’m doing a guest blog or two on Terra Nova Nurseries’ website, I think I deserve more than the same thing Dan gives all his other plant hos. Besides, if Dan sends me a check for writing the guest blog, I have to go to the bank, cash the check, go to the nursery, select plants, buy plants and take plants home. You can see how much simpler it would be for Dan to just send me plants.

Now I’m going to float away on a vision of Richard Gere wearing brown UPS man shorts and unloading box after box of fabulous plants.

 

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