Spring has Sprung at Plantagogo

Our nursery is full of gorgeous new flowers, here are some ideas to brighten up your flower bed!


Corydalis ‘G.P.Baker’

Corydalis ‘G.P.Baker’ has pretty blue/green foliage with bright rich red flowers, with white edges in the spring time. Shop Corydalis here.

podyphyllum collage

Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’

In the spring, as Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’ grows the leaves push up through the soil like closed umbrellas and open out as they emerge. Green base with brown-red spotted marking through to autumn. Bright crimson-red flowers are star shaped and hang beneath the leaves. Shop Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’ here.

Heuchera great for easy to care for gardens

Assorted Heuchera

Heucheras are great for easy care gardens, and come in such a great variety of colours and shapes.

heuchera collage

Heuchera ‘Pear Crisp’ & Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’

Shop Heuchera ‘Pear Crisp’ here, and Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’ here.

Heuchera phoebes blush collage

Heuchera ‘Phoebe’s blush’

Our Heuchera ‘Phoebe’s blush’ is named after my Granny Phoebe. This gorgeous plant is really pink in spring on the new foliage and changes through dusky pink, pale green, vanilla and all with a pink blush underside. It also has beautiful pink flowers. Shop Heuchera ‘Phoebe’s blush’ here.

Make sure you share any photos of any plants you get from us on our Facebook page so that we can see their new homes and your gorgeous gardens.

Happy gardening!

Welcome to the weekend

The days are getting longer, light levels are rising and I can’t wait to get into the garden , can you ?
I have planning what to do in it for months (probably won’t get much time in it but I can dream)

Heuchera Heucherella & Tiarella at RHS Tatton flower show last year showing the range of colour, shape and size.


I look at the combinations used in our displays and ache for more time in the garden
You can create similar displays in your gardens very easily using heucheras
Luckily heucheras are fairy easy to grow and grow fast too
Making more time to sit and enjoy
They mix well with other plants. They are evergreen and very hardy

Heucheras at Southport Flower Show last August showing the contrasting colours and flowers.


The colours are like they are taken from a painters pallet

There is always something for every position in the garden too.

Have a great weekend and happy gardening 🙂

Plantagogo Heucheras on ‘The Great British Garden Revival’

Just before ‘The Chelsea Flower Show’ last year (2014) we had a visit from ‘The Great British Garden Revival’ this is the second series for BBC2.

They we’re doing a program on woodland plants.

Heuchera, Heucherella & Tiarella are just that, woodland plants.

The Heucheras we grow are hybrids from North American native Heucheras in the main.

National Collection of Heucheras from Plantagogo

Plantagogo has over 450 varieties of Heuchera alone most of which are Hybrids from North American natives.

We hold the National Collection of Heuchera, Heucherella and Tiarella to find out about National Collections take a look at this link.


When our camera/sound men arrived we had cake of course! Well it would be rude not too!

Homemade Lemon Drizzle cake from plantagogo

Homemade Lemon Drizzle cake from plantagogo

Then we got to work as we only had the crew there for 2 hours!! I say work but I love to talk about our plants so it was all good fun really 🙂

We love our summer house all year round great place to relax and have a coffee

Filming Vicky from Plantagogo for The Great British Garden Revival

Vicky from Plantagogo my favourites were being discussed here

I wandered round our garden and talked about how we manage to enjoy the garden when we are so busy.

Floyd making sure everything is coming up nicely in Plantagogos private garden.

Floyd making sure everything is coming up nicely in Plantagogos private garden.

Then we went onto our nursery to take a look around and of course the camera came too!

Its not the most glamorous little green house but its like an old friend, always there for us and well loved.

Vicky and cameras in the small propagation house at Plantagogo Heucheras

This propagation house is only tiny we have a larger one, but this has all the reserves for the National Collection which Plantagogo own.

Heuchera, heucherella And Tiarellas at Plantagogo

We need lots of space to house the National Collection and our show plants

We grow all our own Heucheras and breed some varieties of our own too. Always looking for something different or improved. I think we managed it with these don’t you ?

Heuchera ‘Thomas’ TM (Fox Series)

Bred by us, named after our son has to be one of our favourites (well it just does doesn’t it ?)


Heuchera 'Thomas' Flower bred by Plantagogo UK bred.

Heuchera ‘Thomas’ Flower bred by Plantagogo UK bred.

Heuchera 'Thomas' close up of leaf bred by Planatgogo UK bred

Heuchera ‘Thomas’ close up of leaf low growing foliage in neat mounds.

Vicky holding Heuchera 'Thomas' bred by Plantagogo at Chelsea 2013

Vicky holding Heuchera ‘Thomas’ bred by Plantagogo at Chelsea 2013 on its launch, its a fabulous Heuchera.

Heuchera ‘Tangerine Wave’ TM (Fox Series) another variety bred by us (they filmed this but you never know what they are going to leave on the cutting room floor, when you do TV) This was one of the first varieties we launched from our breeding program.

Heuchera 'Tangerine Wave' in Spring bred by Plantagogo

Heuchera ‘Tangerine Wave’ in Spring showing its beautiful ruffled foliage bred by Plantagogo a great Heuchera that’s UK bred too


Heuchera 'Tangerine Wave' close up of leaf

Heuchera ‘Tangerine Wave’ close up of leaf, its great for the full sun bred by Plantagogo

Heuchera 'Tangerine Wave' in Winter, bred by Plantagogo.

Heuchera ‘Tangerine Wave’ in Winter after some cold frosty nights, bred by Plantagogo.

Heuchera ‘Phoebes Blush’ TM (Fox Series) was our latest introduction just after the filming was completed at The Chelsea Flower Show back in May 2014

Heuchera Phoebes Blush named after Vickys Granny bred by Plantagogo

Heuchera Phoebes Blush named after Vickys Granny bred by Plantagogo I can’t tell you why she is blushing! Well..not today anyway…

Heuchera 'Phoebes Blush' named after Vickys Granny bred by Plantagogo

Heuchera ‘Phoebes Blush’ named after Vickys Granny bred by Plantagogo

Phew! when all that was done we went to get ready for Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Its a hectic life!!

Keep an eye open for our New introductions from us throughout the year….We have a few great new varieties for 2015 from our breeding program, as well as lots of other new introductions from other breeders from around the world, we think you might like to see 🙂

Other Heucheras shown on the program were…

Heuchera ‘Lipstick’ below is a link to our blog on Heuchera ‘Lipstick’ we did a few days ago.

Bred by Janet Egger from Terra Nova Nurseries USA


Heuchera 'Lipstick'

Heuchera ‘Lipstick’ has the best red flower of all the current varieties available at this time.


Heuchera ‘Pear Crisp’ Great variety for shade bred by Janet Egger from Terra Nova Nurseries USA

Heuchera 'Pear Crsip' fabulous lime green foliage

Heuchera ‘Pear Crisp’ fabulous lime green foliage great for a shady place in the garden.

Heuchera Coral Bouquet’ was shown on the program. This is one of the National Collection Heritage Heucheras’ that we are trying to bring back. It has green foliage but as you can see its not always about the foliage! We don’t know anyone who have this in their collections (well that haven’t had them from us anyway) This was in the Old National Collection from Mary Ramsdale (sadly no longer intact) it was down to the last one that we knew of when we first had it.

Heuchera 'Coral Bouquet a Heritage Heuchera.

Heuchera ‘Coral Bouquet’ a Heritage Heuchera from the National Collection.

If you like our plants and nursery you can always come and see us at the shows or see us at the nursery on the Open Days (see website) or ring and make an appointment.

If you can’t do that, don’t forget we sell 1 litre plants that can go straight into your garden from our website.

Follow link below to find the plants that were on the program.


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Below are some links to shows we will be attending during 2015 below