Captain Jack would love this black-hearted heuchera, all swagger and moodiness with a flash of colour. A little dappled shade and a little extra water in summer, and they're happy. If you love alternanthera but get frost, heucheras are a fantastic alternative.
DESCRIPTION: Dense, mounding herbaceous perennial with scalloped black leaves, pink-purple underneath. Long slender stems topped with tiny bell-shaped cream flowers (usually orange-pink, hence the common name) in mid-spring and summer. USE IN: Garden beds and borders, cottage and informal gardens, underplanting. LOCATION: Plant in part sun to dappled or part shade in moist but well-drained soil. Totally frost-hardy. Will need more watering in full sun or warmer gardens during summer to keep those leaves lush. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, and again each spring. Cut back any dead or untidy foliage in spring to make room for new growth, and give it fresh mulch. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 20 - 25 cm H x 45 - 50 cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.