heuchera circus..rediscover coral bells!

another heuchera is on the rise. don’t give me that “what another one?”.
heucheras may just be one of “the greatest shows on earth”. out with mulch volcanoes under trees, out with the lawn. plant heuchera for a colorfull foliage pallet and pink, red and white bells dancing in the wind.
the newer varieties merit a good looking at in addition to some solid tried and true cultivars. heuchera villosa types such as circus, caramel, mocha, pistache, tiramisu are breed with native varieties from our south eastern regions; so they can handle heat better then most.
circus brings chartreuse foliage with deep red veining, that threatens to swallow up the green-yellow margins. with red bells standing over the foliage its a stunning dance.
caramel brings a deep apricot foliage to the painting,that matures to caramel…..fyi there’s another like this we are doning called krassandra, it is caramel leafs with a slight ruffled margin and deep purple color at the under leaf side.
mocha is a yummy deep coffee colorthat deepens with more suun exposure.
pistache a strong textured light green leaf.green tints lighten to more chartreuse-to yellow with sun exposure.
tiramisu a yellow to green foliage with red veining. in the summer theres a hint of silver overlay. as fall coming the leaf veining turns brick red.

where to plant them in your garden?
filtered sun to sun give it a try. mulch a bit where soil will be drying a lot. these are very durable. mine are in sun by late morning to evening in good soil that is some what cooled by being near fondations.
let me know how they work for you and keep in touch. ill blog more about the other great colors that heuchera bring.


Perennial plant propogator for Creekhill nursery. Over 40 years of experience with lots of plants from foliage, cut flowers, seasonal potted plants, annuals and perennials. A plant geek and nerd, i am

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