Habitat: sun or part shade
Soil: with grit and humus
Height: 25 cm
Width: 20 cm
Most members of this genus are grown for their foliage, and there is a huge range of varieties with exotic coloured leaves. They make great ground cover, or can be used to soften the edges of paths.Heuchera 'Ebony and Ivory' has a particulary good combination of foliage and flower colour. Deep bronze-purple foliage and lovely pale cream flowers.
|Heuchera cylindrica var. alpina NNS08-203 is a tiny alpine, small enough for a trough, making a really low mat of dark green, leathery leaves. Unusually for a Heuchera, the flowers are showy; there are dense spikes of tubular, yellow flowers, standing well above the mat of dark green, leathery leaves. This is a great plant for a trough, required very well-drained soil, but it must never be allowed to dry out.|
|Heuchera cylindrica 'Greenfinch' is one with shiny, bright green, round leaves, and short spikes of pale yellow flowers, making a good counterbalance to the darker-leaved kinds.|