A Few Pics From Today

don_in_coloradoJune 10, 2014

Hello Heuchie-Friends,

I still don't have many heucheras, but I do have a few nice pics I'd like to share with you all...

This is, of course, 'Caramel' sited next to a great hosta, 'Journey's End'. I love this clash of colors, they're workin for me.

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don_in_colorado

This one may be 'Circus,' love it's flowerscapes.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 2:39AM
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don_in_colorado

Heucheras add so much to the green garden, they always seem to match green, no matter what color the heucheras may be.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 2:41AM
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don_in_colorado

Over by the pond...

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 2:43AM
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don_in_colorado

Georgia Peach I know has gotten extremely popular. I can see why.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 2:45AM
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don_in_colorado

Please, if you would, give me a few varieties that you heucheraholics think would work best in this bed of fragrant hostas.

Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy the pics!

Cheers,
Don B.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 2:48AM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

Don, how much sun does that bed get?

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 4:10PM
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southerngardening24

great pics! I only have 6 different types of heucheras and plan on adding many more. They are great plants.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 12:13AM
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HeuchHogan

Nice pics, thanks for sharing.
For me, Carnival Watermelon is challenging Georgia Peach for my favorite.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 8:25AM
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don_in_colorado

FF, the bed pictured gets direct sun from about 7 am until 11 am, then it's in bright shade for the rest of the afternoon.

Thanks,
Don B.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 10:53PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

Well, with that amount of sunlight at that time of day, you could pretty much go with any heuchera that you like. Since you seem to like the contrasting colors, I'll include pics of my favorites. As you know, I have a lot of them. I'll try not to overwhelm you with too many pictures.

'Zipper' is my brightest and most textural by far. It's pretty hard to beat. In the fall, it turns bright red.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 6:37PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Obsidian' is super dark and a great plant.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 6:38PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Dolce Cinnamon Curls' is a brand new variety with a riot of color. Mine's still small, but I think it shows a lot of promise.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 6:40PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

Here's a small one for the front of the bed called 'Frost'. It offers great color with lots of veins, which I like. It only gets about 9" across.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 6:49PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Root Beer' is a great one for color.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 6:58PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

If you don't already have 'Berry Smoothie', you've got to add it to your garden. Here it is mid-season. It's crazy bright in the spring.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:00PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

If you want one with bright color and huge leaves, then 'Beaujolais' is for you. This one gets about as big as a medium-sized hosta.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:06PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

Here's 'Pear Crisp', 'Beaujolais', 'Sweet Tea', and 'Lime Marmalade' all together. Tons of color here!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:08PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Hercules' gets huge and has cool, splotchy leaves. The pink flowers really stand out on this one.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:09PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Dolce Peach Melba' is a good one. It stands out nicely when paired with blue and/ or green hostas. That's hosta 'June' in the background.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:12PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

This is a nice purple called 'Berry Marmalade'. The leaves are glossy, which is kind of unusual.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:14PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Green Spice' has that "wow" factor. The leaves have even more color contrast in the early spring.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:15PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Cracked Ice' is a really cool heucherella. The leaves change colors quite often. It's noticeably tri-colored in the fall.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:17PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Mahogany' is another gorgeous colored one. It's leaves are shiny and it's truly the color of rich mahogany wood. Good grower as well.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:19PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Spellbound' is a gorgeous purple overlayed heavily with silver. The leaves get quite large on this one.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:21PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

'Cajun Fire' is a good one as well. It has heavy leaf substance and rich color. The new growth is reddish burgundy. This one sits in a lot of sun, which might explain the strange color on the lower leaves. Kind of cool, though.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:23PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

I like 'Raspberry Ice' a lot. The color is unusual and it gets huge.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:25PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

Heucherella 'Buttered Rum' is another one for great color. I also like the shape of the leaves. Kind of remind me of maple leaves.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:26PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

Heucherella 'Gunsmoke' is an unusual color. It looks grat paired with heuchera 'Obsidian'.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:28PM
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flower-frenzy(8a)

Last one...'Midnight Ruffles'. This is a good one for color and texture.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:30PM
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don_in_colorado

Uh.......WOW! Spellbound...Raspberry Ice...Cracked Ice...Thanks so much, FF! Almost every single one of these you posted are really great, not a dog in the bunch.

Don B.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 9:30PM
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nutmeg4061(5b)

Don, when I look at your planting area in question, I see Huechs in all of the dark purple, plum, red, cherry type colors. I think they would add a layer of depth to your wonderful hosta selection. Then add some greens with dark accents, like Hercules and Green Spice above, and a green/purple Sashay would be another great addition.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sashay

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 2:22AM
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don_in_colorado

Nutmeg, I like the way you think. Those are great ideas, and I was thinking of the darker purple, plum-like colors as being very appropriate with the shades of green. Thank you!

Don B.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 2:17AM
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vivian_2010

Don, You garden is beautiful. Nice companion plants and good eyes to find the right matches for them and the hostas!

FF, as always, your pictures have been the enablers for me to keep getting more even though I am running out of space and started to use pots.

I have been traveling for work for a while so can't wait to get home and see how my hostas and heucheras are doing.

Vivian

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 11:38PM
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don_in_colorado

Thank you, Vivian.

Don B.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 5:39AM
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hostas_for_barb

What, what great pics. I'm just starting to add a few heucheras to my Hosta collection and now my must have list has just grown!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 9:32PM
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