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coral bells:

see saxifragesaxifrage
, common name for several members of the Saxifragaceae, a family of widely varying herbs, shrubs, and small trees of cosmopolitan distribution. They are found especially in north temperate zones and include many arctic and alpine species.
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Heuchera villosa 'Big Top Gold' picks up the color of the citrus plant, and a weeping Purple , Pixie Loropetalum provides a dark counterpoint.
The golden form of creeping jenny, Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' is an excellent low, ground cover plant for damper areas of the garden and will compliment red and purple forms of Heuchera, ornamental Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) and Rodgersia.
You could easily mix and match a dozen or more Heuchera varieties in the shade of your redwoods.
Heuchera THESE perennials provide not only stems bearing tiny summer flowers attractive to bees, but also wonderful foliage through the autumn, from acid green to copper and burgundy.
Or send cheques and postal orders, made payable to Mr Fothergill's, to People Heuchera Offer, Mr Fothergill's, Rookery Farm, Holbeach St Johns, Spalding, PE12 8SG.
Suitable species include astrantia, agapanthus, hemerocallis, heuchera, aquilegia, hardy geraniums, hostas, iris, salvia, delphinium, alchemilla, campanula, dicentra and geum.
But it's the foliage - in purple, black, red, orange, brown, silver or chartreuse - that makes heuchera a winner.
Plants that may be suitable for your seaside garden include eryngium (sea holly), echinops (globe thistle), crocosmia, sedum and heuchera, with a mix of shrubs and climbers.
In beds and borders, the taller varieties such as Darwins look great planted with pulmonarias, heuchera and tiarella, hardy geraniums and ground-covering sedums and vincas.
Bring your garden to life with favourites such as lupins, delphiniums or hollyhocks; or perhaps choose the lush foliage of an alchemilla (Ladys Mantle) or heuchera.