Thursday, April 14, 2011

Color For Shade

Here is a wonderful plant for the north side of a house or in dappled tree shade. Heuchera - Coral Bells is native to California. Sometimes in gardens here it is a little difficult to grow. Maybe we water too much? This clump is growing in one of my client's gardens. It might be the hybrid H. 'Wendy'. But I'm not sure. The plant only grows about 6" tall and the flowers rise up to 1, 1/2' tall in Spring. Colors range from red, coral, pink and white. If you can catch them blooming at the same time, they make great cut flower filler in rose bouquets.