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.
These were my favorite containers of the season so far:
|Red twig dogwood, Red Bor kale, Golden lysimachia (creeping jenny) and True Blue pansies.|
The really sad part of this picture is that the client thought they looked too modern, and I think the few remaining leaves on the branches kind of threw her off to how striking this will look when these leaves drop off – I had to replace the whole thing with very boring sky pencil hollies and dusty miller. I loved the red twig against the white wall.
|Left planter – Nandina filamentosa, heuchera, pansy, lysimachia. Middle planter – Camellia, Acorus grass, pansy. Right planter – Color Guard yucca, red pansy, lysimachia.
These planters were able to stay as they were planted .