Mar
01

Heuchera 'Circus'

heu circus"Come one come all to the greatest show on earth!"

There is a new circus in town! Leading the way, is Heuchera 'Circus'. 'Circus' is a villosa type that's circling the show ring with 'Caramel', 'Mocha', 'Pistache', 'Tiramisu', and many others.

What's a villosa type you ask?

Villosa types are bred with another type of Heuchera that are more adaptable to heat and humid conditions. These are types that are more robust. They can take sun to shade, and a variety of soil types and conditions. They are native to the south eastern areas of the United States. It's been my experience that they do not like to be in dry conditions before they are well established.

Bred by Thierry Delabroye, a plantsman from France, you might say that Thierry is the ultimate "ring master" of Heucheras.

"Circus" brings chartreuse leaves with deep red veining, that threaten to swallow up the green-yellow margins. Coral bell flowers dark pink to red, and grows to slightly over a foot tall. Plant "Circus" where the wind can ring its bells in an eye listening sway. Make the hummingbirds chase down that red bell.

Heuchera may just be one of the "greatest shows on earth". Out with the colored mulch, out with the lawn! Plant a Heuchera, and spread the colorful pallet of foliage!