Unique plants of the week: a shade lover and a tasty tea herb

on July 6, 2017

Two unique perennials:

Heuchera – low-maintenance, evergreen perennial that will add colour to a shady spot.
Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ – a herbaceous perennial as well as a tasty tea herb.

Heuchera – a perennial in a rainbow of coulours

Heuchera 'Spellbound' Heuchera 'Bella Notte' Heuchera 'Paprika' Heuchera 'Fire Chief' Heuchera 'Delta Dawn' Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade'

Find the perfect Heuchera variety in your favourite colour at Selections Nursery. The varieties shown are ‘Spellbound’, ‘Bella Notte’, ‘Paprika’, ‘Fire Chief’, ‘Delta Dawn’ and ‘Lime Marmalade’. These perennials are low maintenance, evergreen and are perfect for adding colour to a dry shade area.

Varieties shown range from 8-10” H and 9-24” W.
Full to part shade.
Dry to average moisture soil.
Evergreen and long flowering period.

Combines well with: Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ or Lonicera nitida ‘Baggensen’s Gold’.

Monarda ‘Petite Delight’

Monarda ‘Petite Delight’

This dwarf Bee Balm variety is beautiful with its pink feathery flowers and glossy green leaves. It holds a fabulous presence in the perennial border as well as being a tasty tea herb. Try steeping a few leaves for 2 minutes in hot water for a sweet immune system boost. Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ is also attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Herbaceous perennial blooming from June – Sept, 10” H x 18” W.
Full to part sun.
Average moisture soil, resistant to powdery mildew.

Combines well with: Carex ‘Blue Zinger’ or Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’.

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