Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Heuchra villosa 'Citronella'

Heuchra villosa 'Citronella' (a chartreuse foliage Coral bell)
Heuchra villosa 'Citronella' (a chartreuse foliage Coral bell)
I have discovered a new heuchra (commonly known as Coral bells), which is no great feat these days as it seems a new variety is coming out every other minute. But, I really like this one, Heuchra villosa 'Citronella', for numerous reasons.

Heuchra 'Citronella' has wonderful chartreuse foliage that will brighten up any combination. As I carried it around the yard looking for my chosen spot, I was having the problem of wanting it in several locations at once. Being foliage, it will sustain its place in a garden design instead of bloom-and-done. And lastly, it kept this same foliage all winter through, with very little damage. In fact, the photo above has only new growth in the middle of the plant, with the outer leaves remaining for last year. 

See it with beautiful Tulip 'Angelique' in our Driveway Garden.

Thanks to Christina for the prompting to post this one!

9 comments:

  1. I'm still trying to find the best location for three coral bells.....sigh I love the bright chartreuse color.

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  2. I am a big fan of Heuchera. I have the citronella paired with dark chocolate.

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  3. Love this one but it did not like my white garden...I still am going to look for another location

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  4. Thanks for posting this Julie. I have a couple of Heuchra and they do better than I would have expected with minimun watering in my free draining soil. I'll look out for this one although new varieties take a while to arrive here. Christina

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  5. nice color, heuchera have many colors, i like this plants!!

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  6. I love heucheras, but for some reason they don't like it here - too hot perhaps? Love the color of this one!

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  7. I saw this heurèche in the nursery.
    Because I already had a big order, I promised to offer for next year ...
    You strengthen my choice

    Your photos are always so pretty!
    thank you

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  8. This plant has a really interesting color! It is very yellowy, but it has such pretty greens tucked inside.
    Very pretty and complex:)

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  9. What a super colour, that would certainly light up a dark corner!

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