It's Purple Palace that put Heuchera firmly on map as a useful foliage perennial, soon followed by many other varieties. Purple palace has enduring popular appeal to gardeners as it is so useful as a decorative foliage edge of bed plant, it forms neat mounds. The leaves vary in the depth of colour and how metalic or bronze the leaves look, depends on available light. They will hold the reddness in their leaves in full sun but are more at home in dappled shade. They're more or less evergreen, clump-forming perennials with attractive, rounded, shallowly palmately lobed leaves and racemes.
Vanilla Fluff is a beautiful double flower in tones of melted butter. Hemerocallis means ‘beautiful for a day’. Each huge bloom may last just one day, but they appear in succession one after the other on each stem. Hemerocallis originate from Asia and have been cultivated for many centuries. The flower petals are edible. Semi-evergreen foliage, in the form of long leaves that have a lightly pleated look to them. Prefers moist, well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Will form good clumps quite quickly.
Near perfect black, this Iris is very dark and quite beautiful. Stout, reliable, elegant plants that flower in late spring or early summer. Grey-green sword shaped leaves grow in fans from rhizomes that are only part submerged in the ground. Likes a free draining spot with plenty of grit, dislikes wet feet. Happy in containers, they also make a good cut flower. Hardy Perennial.
Height 75cm and 45cm.
Dark red Iris with yellow stripes. Stout, reliable, elegant plants that flower in late spring or early summer. Grey-green sword shaped leaves grow in fans from rhizomes that are only part submerged in the ground. Likes a free draining spot with plenty of grit, dislikes wet feet. Hardy Perennial.
Height 75cm and 45cm.
Wiry, reddish stems hold small white freckled flowers over glossy evergreen rosettes of neatly scalloped leaves. Great for ground cover, path edgings and on rockeries, readily forms dense matting. Good in sun or partial shade on all soil types including poor soils. Attractive to all the pollinators in late spring to early summer when it flowers. London’s Pride has an AGM from the RHS.
Height 30cm and spread 60cm