Category Archives: Plants and flowers

New Heuchera ‘Fleur’ Now Available

Heuchera ‘Fleur’ is a new plant bred by us that we’ve shown for the first time at Southport Flower Show this past weekend.

Fleur is a small variety making it very pretty and dainty. The pale pink-white flowers stick around for months while the foliage changing colour with the seasons. In the spring time it has more orange tones with deeper marbling.

You can now buy Fleur in our shop here.

Getting Our Plants and Nursery Spring Ready

We are back in England after our travels to America to visit our son, and there’s no rest going on around here, we are back to full steam ahead! Sorting out our tunnels, tidying up plants and repotting, getting everything in top shape for our season ahead.

A photo before geranium Mavis Simpson got cleaned off.

Hellebore hybrids growing nicely.

Heuchera lime marmalade getting ready to be re-potted.

All of our plants for sale, by mail-order or at events, are planted in big 1ltr pots so that there is established root growth and they are nice and healthy. This makes them perfect to go straight into your garden or containers upon arrival to your home.

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 info@plantagogo.com 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.

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

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These colours can all go in partial shade together.

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

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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

silver-celebration

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.

black-taffeta

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

carmencita

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.

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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!