a collage of multi-colored heuchera leaves

Finding interesting color for your shade garden can often present a challenge. After you have exhausted all the combinations of hostas, hydrangeas, and hellebores that you can imagine, you may still be looking for a way to add more hues to your garden. Why not try heuchera!

Venation is the pattern of veins in the blade of a leaf. The veins consist of vascular tissues which are important for the transport of food and water. Leaf veins connect the blade to the petiole, and lead from the petiole to the stem.

Heucheras come in a number of wonderful colors and color combinations. Their veined leaves can range from the chartreuse 'Lime Marmalade' to the dark burgundy of 'Blackberry Crisp'.

Here at Al's, we carry over 10 unique varieties of these evergreen beauties, and heucheras are a great solution if you need a non-flowering color spot. Their blooms even attract hummingbirds! So whether it's for containers, borders, or large color blocking that you are trying to achieve in your landscape, heucheras are a great way to add color and texture. Here are a few of our favorites:

Chartreuse

Heuchera 'Northern Exposure Lime'Heuchera 'Northern Exposure Lime'

'Lime Marmalade'

Chartreuse ruffled foliage with white flower spikes in the fall.

'Northern Exposure Lime'

Chartreuse lime foliage and green flowers with rust-red stems in the spring.

'Delta Dawn'

Lime colored leaves with red veins in spring and fall, with leaf veneration colors which change each season.

Gold

Heuchera 'Champagne'Heuchera 'Champagne'

'Champagne'

This heuchera has peach-gold leaves with a white veil in spring, and has flowers that are light peach in color with maroon stems in summer..

Orange & Red

Image 'Zipper'Heuchera 'Zipper'

'Zipper'

Spring foliage is orange with very ruffled edges. Summer/winter foliage is amber with magenta backs.

'Northern Exposure Amber'

Spring foliage is light gold, while fall foliage is a lighter orange with highlights.

'Northern Exposure Red'

Light to dark burgundy foliage.

'Forever Red'

A lovely russet-red foliage.

Black & Purple

Heuchera 'Obsidian'Heuchera 'Obsidian'

'Black Taffeta'

Dary burgundy to black ruffled foliage. Sun tolerant as a result of their dark leaves, and keep moist.

'Obsidian'

Considered by some the standard of black heucheras, this variety has dark burgundy, almost black foliage, and is sun tolerant.

'Blackberry Crisp'

Very ruffled deep purple foliage. Short spikes of white flowers in the spring.