Return to the Heuchera Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
A Few Pics From Today

Posted by Don_in_Colorado 6a (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 10, 14 at 2:37

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

Over by the pond...


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

Don, how much sun does that bed get?


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

'Obsidian' is super dark and a great plant.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

'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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

'Root Beer' is a great one for color.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

'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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

'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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

'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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

Thank you, Vivian.

Don B.


 o
RE: A Few Pics From Today

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!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Heuchera Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here