Their companions include a pair of spiny Dyckia 'Burgundy Ice' and a nearly black mass of large-leafed Heuchera
'Obsidian', in a low stone trough.
Permanent plants in pots - such as skimmia and heuchera
- are pretty tough and fairly tolerant of weather conditions.
Expert tip: Heucheras
will grow in any well-drained soil and even though they tolerate a couple hours of shade, best results are achieved when grown in full sun.
WHITE Nancy and silver beacon dead nettles, or lamiums, have shiny silvery leaves that light up shady spots and help purple-leaved ground-huggers, like ajuga and heuchera
palace purple, stand out against bare soil.
Here he would plant Hosta, 'Sagae'; Heuchera
, 'Caramel'; a Japanese grass called Hakonechloa macra, 'Aureola'; Pulsatilla vulgaris, 'Purple'; and Aruncus dioicus (Giant goat's beard).
One of the best candidates for growing under redwoods is Heuchera
, sometimes referred to as coral bells, a ground cover for semi-shade.
For a more contemporary foliage arrangement, choose dark with light - say a Heuchera
'Chocolate Ruffles' with its dark leaves which are burgundy underneath - and combine it with light green Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum', and a central plant of Juncus effususf.
The shopping list included one Amelanchier, one Cornus mas, five Viburnum, three Cornus alba, five Hydrangea macrophylla, three Hydrangea quercifolia, five Leucothoe, three Clethra, 12 Heuchera
, 12 Liriope, 12 Athyrium, one Vinca minor, three Microbiota, six Pieris japonica, one Betula nigra, three Chamaecyparis `Pendula,' nine Astilbe and six Hakonechloa.
Some of the plants you see in yards here all the time are actually native plants: Rhododendron, Azalea, Black-eyed Susan, American Holly, Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, Daylilies, Irises, Oak-leaf Hydrangea, Heuchera
, Strawberries, Southern Magnolia, Creeping Phlox, and Tall Summer Phlox.
The blooms of new Heuchera
varieties are quite small and easily missed by people, but many of these varieties are noted for pretty leaves alone.
bolanderi/cymbalaria/heterophyllum) in southern California and also Heuchera
grossulariifolia populations in northern Idaho and western Montana (Brown et al.
The rockhouse endemics "Silene rotundifolia, Heuchera