Monday, January 27, 2014

One Hot Heuchera of Blackberry Ice

Along with most of the rest of the country, middle Tennessee has been deep in the throws of one of the coldest winters in many a year. We've seen days of temps down to 3 degrees at my house, with the following days never breaking the thirties. 
 I just took this photo a few days ago after weeks of sub-freezing weather. The day I took this photo it was in the lower forties - a heat wave for this January. This Proven Winners Dolce Blackberry Ice must have ice in it's veins because it has not flenched in the cold. I planted it last April and watched it thrive in the heat of summer, but it's winter performance has me singing it's praises. This will be my new go-to Heuchera for winter containers!
This Heuchera grows up to 12 inches and spreads to 22 inches. Mine has thrived in it's part sun, North-facing location.

1 comment:

Commonweeder said...

I have a growing interest in heucheras. A nursery near us has a large array, happily for me. Great plants, and so many shades of foliage.