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Rare & Unusual Heucheras

(Heuchera sanguinea – ‘Corallion’)

Did you know that we have a full section on our site full of Rare & Unusual Heucheras, many that can not be found anywhere else for sale? This section is mainly for collectors, enthusiasts and anyone looking for obscure varieties, species or a variety you can no longer get anywhere else.

Some are very rare and we only have a one or two of each variety. If we didn’t have them in our National collection they probably would have dissapeared by now.

(Heuchera cylindrica ‘Hyperion’)

All the money from the sales of this section goes towards the up keep of our National Collections of Heuchera, Heucherella and private collection of Tiarella, all of which you are very welcome to visit by ringing up and arranging a time. They can also be seen on our open days, our next one is March 31st-April 2nd.

If you don’t see what your looking for, email us at as we may be able to specially breed any you are looking for. Some may be out of stock, but check back regularly as we are always growing more. Browse our rare and unusual Heucheras here.

Plant in the Sun or Plant in the Shade

A good rule of thumb to remember (not set in stone but a great guide) is that like pale skin, the paler coloured leaves like Lime greens, yellows, and all heucherella and tiarella need more shade from the full sun to stop them burning up!

Richer colours like the reds, oranges, purples and black love full sun as well as light shade. Why not make room in your garden for evergreen hardy plants like these.


These colours can all go in partial shade if you wanted to plant them all together.


These colours can all go in partial shade together.


These colours can all go in full sun as well as partial shade.


These colours can all go in full shade as well as partial shade.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match colours for a truly spectacular look in your garden. As you can see from the first two photos all these can be planted in the same aspect to give you a kaleidoscope of colours!

October Featured Plants


Heuchera ‘Silver Celebration’ is great for full sun or partial shade, with a gorgeous bright pink underside of the foliage. They are hardy evergreen and great for winter colour 
Can be used in pots, hanging baskets, raised beds, living walls, borders, woodland etc.


Heuchera ‘Black Taffeta’ has shiny black ruffled foliage and white flowers in summer too!
Great for full sun, it’s hardy and evergreen.


Heuchera ‘Carmencita’ is new for 2016 with fabulous foliage from pink-red to deep red changing with the seasons. When flowering it has pretty pink flowers.



Now is a great time to plant Tiarella ‘Angel Wings’ so that is established for spring. This is it in flower in the autumn but in the spring it’s covered in pretty starry wands of foaming flowers! Hardy & evergreen like part shade to full shade. Looks perfect with bulbs and spring flowers as well as Summer when it will complement your borders and pots.

For a planting suggestion why not try 3 plants in a 12 – 18 inch pot would look just amazing! 3 Heucheras would look great in containers together either mixed or all the same variety which would be evergreen and hardy and give good colour all winter.

For added interest you could plant bulbs around like miniature daffodils, crocus snowdrops etc.

Make sure that the pot you use has good drainage (Broken crocks, pebbles, grit, or ever polystyrene pieces) using little feet under the pot is a great way to ensure the rain runs through.

Happy planting!

Heuchara ‘Fire Alarm’ Will Brighten Your Autumnal Garden


Keep your garden looking bright through Autumn with plants that keep bright coloured foliage. Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’ is the perfect addition with it’s bright red leaves and white flowers popping out. The leaves stay bright in Spring, Summer and Autumn.



We sell most of our plants in 1 litre pots and these are growing outside and can go straight into your garden, easy! They love full sun or partial shade.

As most Heucheras they grow very well as ground cover or plant in containers as the star of the show and when they flower in the summer the bees love them!

***EDITED*** Apologies for anyone who wanted to purchase Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’ as shortly after our newsletter went out we have sold out for the season! Have a browse around our other lovely plants in our shop where you can narrow the search terms to colour, aspect and more to find the perfect new addition to your garden. If you can’t decide, why not have a look at our special offers page and choose a mixed assortment and let us do the picking for you!

Getting Ready and Setting Up at Southport Show


That empty van didn’t stay empty for very long! We packed it full of plants and headed off to Southport flower show to get our display and stand ready to sell plants to you wonderful lot.pg6

Heuchera Paris is at the front on the top left photo, it flowers spring summer and autumn so you get the bright colours for most of the year! Heuchera Tangerine wave is at the front in the above right hand photo. pg8

Tiarella Emerald Ellie has the prettiest white flowers. pg1

Heuchera dark secret pictured above left.

While getting ready we also made sure to catch up on mail order. These are just a few of the packages that went yesterday full of garden delights Heuchera, Heucherella, Tiarella and Perennials.pg9

Heuchera Tangerine wave pictured in the above top left photo is bred by us and great for full sun or partial shade.pg4

Fabulous Heuchera mega caramel Huge variety above. pg7

We made sure to stop for a picnic to keep our energy up working on our display.13938183_1088640707839696_6251148822441848474_o

Kniphofia orange vanilla popsicle, Dwarf variety.pg3 pg5

Heucherella gold zebra is above, as well as a little look at one of the displays near us being put together.

We made a lot of progress and even had a sneaky peek at some surrounding exhibits.

If you are coming to the Southport show, find us in the Floral Marquee and stop by to pick up some beautiful plants!