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Heuchera & Heucherella

Heuchera ‘Carnival Watermelon’ – A villosa hybrid which is part of the Carnival Series, this cultivar bears large bronze to cherry-pink leaves with a contrasting silver overlay. This 2014 introduction may shift a bit towards green by midsummer, but spring flush … Continue reading

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Coleus IV / Solenostemon

Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘ColorBlaze MAROONED’ – One of the Proven Winners selections with tapered, scalloped foliage of a clear burgundy red. It tolerates both sun and shade but is best placed by itself in containers due to its vigorous growth habit. In … Continue reading

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Heuchera VIII / Coral Bells

Heuchera ‘Velvet Night’ – This Proven Winners selection features deep purplish-black foliage that emerges bright plum and is accented with a pewter overlay which shows off the darker veining. It was originally introduced by Terra Nova and produces sprays of cream … Continue reading

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Heuchera VII / Coral Bells

Heuchera DOLCE CINNAMON CURLS (syn. ‘Inheuredfu’) – A Proven Winners selection with heavily bisected and curled leaves of copper, red or purple, depending on the time of the year. These are contrasted by a reddish-purple reverse which shows on the curled … Continue reading

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Redbud / Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ – A newer dwarf weeping form with pendulous branches that are covered in burgundy-red heart-shaped leaves that darken in summer, with inside foliage shifting to green. This cross of ‘Covey’ and ‘Forest Pansy’ bears deep lavender flowers … Continue reading

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Hosta X / Plantain Lily

Hosta ‘Hippodrome’ (Malloy 2001) – This cross of Hosta ‘Christmas Tree’ and ‘Halcyon’ bears blue-green to deep green ribbed foliage with creamy-gold margins. It produces near white flowers in early summer that are not fragrant. The foliage has a wavy … Continue reading

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Perennial Elements of an Alba Garden

Persicaria polymorpha (Polygonum polymorpha) – A non-invasive clumping form (also doesn’t self-seed) of Giant Fleeceflower which bears large white plumes from June through to September. It forms a large clump with bamboo-like stems and deep green tapered leaves. Great in … Continue reading

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