Heucheras are now the second most popular perennials with RHS members, so with three brand new varieties available to order it only seems reasonable to feature them. They are ‘Electric Lime', ‘Midnight Bayou', and ‘Shanghai'.
All are from the extensive Heuchera breeding programme at Terra Nova Nurseries in Portland, Oregon.
‘Electric Lime' makes a big plant. In summer, its large leaves in a tight mound are rather like those of the well-known ‘Citronelle', plain lime-tinted yellow. And there's a bonus of white flowers. Then in cool conditions the foliage develops red veins a little like ‘Tiramisu'. Looks impressive.
‘Midnight Bayou' is an extraordinary colour. Reddish purple, or even simply red, with black veins in the summer, in winter the foliage becomes much more purplish and more silvery. It makes a large plant, topped with pink flowers.
Finally, there's ‘Shanghai' which has proved one of the best of all heucheras for retaining good looking foliage right through the winter. Silvery purple leaves look good all year round then re-blooming all through the summer are white flowers on purple stems. Great combination.
These three heucheras are all available from Plantagogo - scroll through the extensive list till you get to them.