Summer Garden Planning

With the cold temperatures outside it may be hard to imagine the flowers and plants in your garden coming to life, but winter is a great time to start thinking about what you will plant for your summer garden.

Heucheras are hardy evergreen perennials, a great choice for any garden as many flower all spring and summer and they are easy to take care of. They love well drained soil, and don’t like to be too wet.

As they have a wide variety of colourful leaves, they are great as ground covers or to add some colour to borders. Different varietals will grow in different aspects (full sun, full shade or partial sun/shade) so you can find a plant for almost any position in your garden.

Mixing heuchera, heucherella, and tiarella can give a pretty effect with the mix of small and larger leaves and flower stems. They also mix well when planted with other plant varietals, so you can give your garden a full varied look.

We will soon be adding Penstemon Pentastic series (pictured above) to our website, bred by my brother. You can find out more information including growing here.

We’ve been hard at work getting all of our plants in top shape to send out soon, so have a look in our shop and start planning out your summer garden. You can search by colour, aspect and plant variety to make things easier. If you want to peruse our plants yourself, visit us on our first open days March 31st-April 2nd to stock up on plants and get advice from us, not to mention some delicious home made cake while you’re here!

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.

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 🙂

‘Show Time’ count down 25 days to RHS Wisley Spring Plant Fair

Plantagogo at RHS Wisley 27th - 29th March 2015

RHS Wisley Spring Plant Fair Plantagogo selling lots of Heuchera, Heucherella & Tiarella.

Its a great start to the Spring gardening season

The marquees have a small and friendly atmosphere about them and of course great inspiration for all our gardens.

Loads of expert advise offer to help you get the right plant plant for the right place.

Heuchera, heucherella & Tiarella cornucopia of colour.

Heuchera, Heucherella & Tiarella cornucopia of colour will be available on Plantagogos Stand at ‘RHS Wisley Spring Plant Fair’ in Floral Marquee C (the largest marquee.)

So much to see on plantagogo stand who are Rhs Chelsea Gold medal winner 2009,10,11,12,13,& 2014 at Rhs Wisley this Spring.

Plantagogo stand floral marquee C so much colour from Heucheras

To find out more about ‘RHS Wisley Spring Plant Fair’ and what else is going on follow the link below

Rhs Wisley Gardens in Spring

Rhs Wisley Gardens in Spring look great full of spring gems

More pictures in my next blog of Wisley gardens keep your eye open for it 🙂

Please ‘share’ it with your friends -The more the merrier, so that no one misses out on this great event 🙂

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