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.
Silver Kings is vigorous but can be extremely useful in places where all else fails, spots in full sun all day, on sunny free-draining slopes. The plant will quickly form a clump of fragrant silvery leaves that white on the underside and covered with small hairs that protect them from excessive moisture loss due to evaporation. Small white insignificant flowers follow in the summer. If it becomes to leggy or starts collapsing under its own weight, simply cut down by 50-70% it will quickly rejuvenate. Perhaps to vigorous except for the largest herbaceous beds, good in pots, raised beds.
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
An Australian native plant, largely grown for its attractive silvery, velvety, ribbed, heart-shaped leaves. And it will needs plenty of pinching out to give it a bushier appearance. Pretty mauve-blue flowers are borne on small spires that appear in summer. Enjoys a sunny position in the garden on well-drained soil but can also be used to provide interesting foliage under garden trees where other plants aren’t willing to perform.
This Veronica has tall, upright pale pink spires of masses of tiny flowers from May. Mounds of foliage of young plants soon establish good clumps. This variety is mildew resistant; as it is to other pest, slugs, snails, deer and rabbits. A good candidate for a pot but better in the borders, on well-drained soil in sun or part shade, where it will attract the pollinators. Will last for a few days in a vase. Fully Hardy Perennial.