Heuchera villosa 'Palace Purple'

coral bells

2 litre pot
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The plant that launched a thousand heucheras, for foliage rather than flower, and still valuable today in full sun - where it keeps its purple-red colour

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist or well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Airy sprays of tiny, salmon pink summer flowers appear on wiry stems above neat mounds of large, shiny, almost metallic, dark burgundy leaves. A popular heuchera, this variety is grown mainly for its distinctive foliage, and it looks particularly effective planted in large drifts and contrasted with other foliage plants. It is semi-evergreen and makes an eyecatching front-of-border plant, ideally in dappled shade.

  • Garden care: Heucheras do not like dry soil. Remove tatty foliage in autumn. Lift and divide clumps every couple of years in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3 in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the crown of the plant in spring.

Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea'

golden hakonechloa

Striped foliage and cascading habit. Ideal for containers

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'

bugle

Multi-coloured evergreen foliage

£6.99 Buy

Alchemilla mollis

lady's mantle

Scalloped leaves and frothy flowers

£6.99 Buy

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

lungwort

Pure white flowers green leaves with white spots

£7.99 Buy
 

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