For a number of years the American breeder Terra Nova Nurseries (Oregon, USA) has been undertaking an intensive selection programme to produce heucheras with new foliage colourings. Examples of the heucheras they have produced
Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie' is one of the latest varieties selected (2010) from a cross between Heuchera group Villosa X Heuchera americana.
Its foliage changes colour with the seasons, emerging bright pink in spring and turning violet pink by the end of summer.
This Heuchera has kept the good traits of its parents, including vigorous growth, good resistance to winter damp (Heuchera villosa) and good performance in summer heat (Heuchera americana).
In the garden we like to grow this lovely plant as edging for a shady border together with small, spring-flowering bulbs (Galanthus elwessi, Galanthus 'Flore Pleno', Ipheion), primroses (Primula 'Quaker's Bonnet', Primula 'Miss Indigo', Primula 'Pink Ice'), bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis), ferns (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum), Viola 'Rebecca' and the Hosta 'Halcyon' for its extraordinary bluish foliage.
That gives you a graceful and softly feminine combination of plants.
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 30 to 50cm
- Plant spacing: 50 cm
- Flower colour: cream
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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Bleeding heartfrom £2.99
Or Hosta 'Holstein'.from £4.29
Japanese painted fern£3.99
A double primrose with a compact habit and delicious, soft pink spring flowers£5.29
Salted butter caramel (*)£4.29
A touch of charm to a border£4.29
An exceptional plant£4.29
Hot Hot Hot !£4.29
A standard variety of heuchera with violet foliage.£4.29
We have been surprised at the nursery by the formidable performance of H. 'Frosted Violet'£4.29
It is simply amazing.£4.29
The first cultivar of the Heucherella genus bred by Terra Nova Nurseries£4.29
Easy to grow£4.29
A striking colour contrast.£4.29
Made in the USA. Superb golden foliage for partial shade + easy to grow + very vigorous£4.29
‘Oh how luminous’£4.29