Pachysandra is a commonly planted groundcover
This perennial looks
spectacular when planted in splashes or drifts and makes a great
companion plant with ajugas, carexes, hostas, ferns, hellebores,
bleeding hearts, astilbes, lungworts and other shade perennials.
‘Berry Fizz’ – This selection forms a wide clump of maple-shaped
leaves that are deep purple with a glossy bronze sheen and
splattered with pink fizz. Sprays of light-pink bell flowers
appear in late spring and occasionally throughout the summer.
Cake’ – A dark chocolate mound of dissected foliage is topped
with cream colored, 12-inch flowers stalks. It makes a stunning
combination when planted with gold leaved hostas or Japanese
Clouds’ – Spikes of light-pink flowers rise from a compact mound
of light green foliage with silver veining in this cultivar. A
spectacular show when planted en masse.
H. ‘Day Glow
Pink’ – In late spring sprays of brilliant fluorescent-pink
flowers rise above the maple-like leaves. The foliage coloration
is a beautiful mint-green with dark chocolate veins.
H. ‘Golden Zebra’
– A real standout in the garden, this cultivar has striking,
deeply cut yellow leaves that are marked with a beautiful dark
red coloration. The feathery, boldly colored leaves add texture
and drama to a woodland area.
H. ‘Kimono’ – The
foliage of this cultivar is a mix of silvers, purples, and
greens. The narrow, deeply dissected foliage is topped with
blooms of creamy-white flowers.
Falls’ – This cultivar represents an exciting new form for a heucherella. Its trailing habit makes this vigorous plant an
attractive ground cover for creeping over rocks or spilling over
the edge of a wall. The coppery-red colored foliage with deep
burgundy veins is present during the spring and summer, then
transforms in the fall to a mix of reds, oranges and browns.
Eclipse’ – The foliage of this cultivar is reddish-brown with
rounded lobes that are gently scalloped along the edges. A
shocking, lime-green border precisely rings each leaf for a
distinctive look. This is a vigorous grower that forms a dense
H. ‘Stoplight’ –
This heucherella has bright yellow leaves that are beautifully
accented with red markings in the center and radiating out along
the veins. In late spring the foliage is topped with numerous
16-inch white flower spikes.
Falls’ – This cultivar is another trailing heucherella. The
large leaves are maple-shaped, with a yellow coloration and red
veins. When fall arrives, the leaves acquire dramatic red tints
in their coloration.
H. ‘Sunspot’ –
The foliage of this cultivar is electric-yellow with wine-red
patches in the center. In late spring numerous flamingo-pink
flowers form above the foliage. As the season progresses, the
foliage coloration softens to a pleasant buff.
H. ‘Sweet Tea’ –
This cultivar is one of the most brilliantly colored of all the
foamy bells. The scalloped 4-inch leaves have cinnamon-russet
centers with orange-rose edges. The foliage beautifully
complements surrounding garden colors, and presents a very
unique, breathtaking show throughout the growing season.
H. ‘Tapestry’ –
The foliage of this heucherella has plum-red centers with wide
green margins that have a blue tint in spring and summer,
changing to a brighter green when fall arrives. In late spring,
flowering stems of warm pink flowers form above the
multi-colored and veiled foliage.
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