Heucheras, also known as Coral Bells, are amazing perennial plants, famed for their spectacular foliage in a huge range of colours with wonderful leaf shapes forming low growing evergreen or semi-evergreen mounds.
‘Frilly’ is a new variety from the ‘Fox’ series of Heucheras, bred by Richard and Vicky Fox at their Jubilee Cottage Nursery in Cheshire where they hold the National Collection which currently exceeds 450 varieties.
Looking unlike any other Heuchera, the leaves of this new introduction are incredibly deeply ruffled in shades of pink-flushed orange with dark pink undersides, growing in dense mounds. In summer tall magenta stems grow up from the foliage carrying small, bell shaped white flowers that are attractive to bees, butterflies and other flying insects. They’re attractive cut flowers too!
‘Frilly’ is happy growing in pots or planted in borders, particularly in groups with different varieties that compliment each other and create a multi coloured carpet of groundcover. These adaptable plants will thrive in sun or partial shade and aren’t too fussy about soil conditions, as long as it isn’t heavy and waterlogged as that will cause the crown to rot. Usually evergreen, severe winters may cause leaf loss, but they’ll return the following spring.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant, reaching a height and spread of 40cm (16in).