What is a Heuchera? (pronounced HUE-kerr-uh)
Heuchera is a genus of about 55 species of evergreen and semi-evergreen perennials from woodland and rocky sites in North America, particularly the Rocky Mountains, and a few species from Mexico.Very attractive to bees, hardy and easy to grow.
There should be room for a Heuchera in your garden somewhere. The dark leaved verities are happy in full sun and will shine for you there, while the lighter coloured leaved varieties especially the Lime coloured leaves are perfect to brightening up those shady areas, too much sun for these and their leaves will scorch.
If you thought Hostas ruled the shade garden, well…… they might just have been dethroned. This is beautiful “Lime Marmalade” simply fresh, green, & vibrant.
Garvineas are more than just Gerberas. They are a coulourful range of garden plants. They will flower from early spring until the first frosts for you, providing your garden with generous beautiful summer colour through 3 seasons. The colour ranges from bright reds & pinks to soft pinks and to vibrant yellows and oranges. A must have for any garden. We look forward to our first delivery of young plants before Christmas and growing them into to beautiful plants, watch this space for more Garvinea info.
A glimpse of next years new variety, this is Ivy Leaf Pelargonium “Mexica Ruby”. She simply shines above the rest. Semi double flowers striped with red and white, beautiful. She will brighten up any basket or planter with ease.
Enjoying the beautiful Autumn colours here at Cramden Nursery.
Heucherella Sweet Tea can give your garden those beautiful Autumn colours all year round. I just love these colours and the shape of the leaves, a firm favourite on the nursery.
We awoke to a frosty morning this morning here at Cramden Nursery. Our daily walk around the nursery was filled with frosty beauty, here is Geranium Stephanie iced beautifully by Jack Frost last night. I love the way it shows off the texture of the leaf.
As winter draws closer it is time to think about protecting your Evergreen Agapanthus.
Here at Cramden Nursery we think building a wind break around your plant is a good way of stabilising the plant temperature. You will need 4 bamboo canes placed around your plant and a sheet of plastic to wrap around the canes. A top dressing of straw can be added when the temperatures really drop.