This was a Christmas gift from a sweet friend.
And so it is . . . though not under a blanket of snow, as yet!
Heuchera is another genus of herbaceous perennials that has undergone much diversity in the past few years. If you haven't tried coral bells, or checked out the variety in both leaf shape and color as well as blossom size and color - you should! There are quite a number of cultivars from which to choose.
The greatest problem I have with these plants is the "Winter Heave"-ho! They seem to be rather shallow-rooted and the freeze/thaw action during Winter often leaves them out of the soil and need of quick attention in the Spring!
A little extra soil and/or mulch in the Fall usually takes care of the problem, though. :-)
(Winter color - photos taken a week ago)
Heuchera 'Purple Petticoats'
Heuchera 'Palace Purple'
Heuchera 'Key Lime Pie'
I have two more Heuchera left ... but I didn't get photos!
'Lime Rickey' wasn't happy and "left" two years ago.
He truly was a beauty, and I may give him another try.
Happy January 2012! We are patiently (vs impatiently) waiting for Winter Weather here. It will snow - it always does. ;-) I'm going to assume school children (and teachers?) are anticipating their first "Snow Day!" LOL