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.
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
Also know as elephants ears due to the large evergreen, leathery, shiny leaves. Jeff Hodson is one of the new cultivars with a marbled variegation. These are low maintenance plants that are happy in sun or shade and thrive in all soil types. Remove any damaged leaves in the spring. It will flower in through March – May with icing sugar pink flowers on upright stems, remove the stems once finished. Good as an edging plant, good for container planting or living walls. Divide congest clumps in early spring. Height 30cm and spread 45cm.