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.
Not just for the cottage garden, this evergreen perennial wallflower, with a dynamic range of colours on one plant is a sure fire winner. The scented, painterly flowers are held in clusters and can flower from late winter to late spring. Easy to grow for beginners and easy to propagate in spring and summer. Loved by all the pollinators, with a very long flowering season, makes a good cut flower. Plant in sun or partial shade on well-drained soil. Cut back after flowering to promote new flowers and to prevent legginess. Slug and snail resistant. Fully hardy perennial.