Heucheras can give you the best of both worlds:
- Attractive to hummingbirds, yet
- Not palatable to deer.
- Can be grown in bright shade, but also
- Will tolerate full sun (except for the yellow and chartreuse ones).
- Like evenly moist, well drained soil, but
- Are fairly drought tolerant once established.
Semi-evergreen in a very wide range of colors – green, burgundy, black, purple, sliver, orange, chartreuse, yellow; some veined, some mottled, some the wildest mix of colors; many change colors with the seasons – and textures – flat, ruffled, or frilly.
Numerous, small bell-shaped blooms on 18-36” scapes. Some varieties have “insignificant” green or ivory blooms; others come in a range of colors from white, to pink, to red. All are attractive to hummers and make excellent cut flowers.
Late spring into the summer.
12” tall with 18-36” bloom scapes.
Plant 24” apart.
The United States.
Variety Spotlight #4, 3/7/2008 © Hilltop Farm
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