Do you have a favorite perennial pairing that makes you smile? One of my favorite shade gardening “pairs” is Tiarella and Heuchera (I’m particularly fond of Frosted Violet which has fantastic vigor and is both heat & drought tolerant). I have found both to be hard working shade ground covers that are easy care providing multi -seasonal interest.
Both are excellent for container gardening. They do well if left outside during the winter in my unprotected in my Zone 5 garden.
The spring flowers of Tiarella continue to bloom sporadically in cooler climates and makes a charming carpet of foamy (and FRAGRANT) flowers which I LOVE edging a shaded garden path with. Heucheras come in a wide range of foliage colors and are great anywhere you can provide protection from the hot afternoon sun.
Tiarella is a terrific choice for winter color. Their intricate evergreen leaves turn intense burgundy shades in the winter which gives you something to enjoy when you get an occasional snow melt while reflecting on the growing season ahead.
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Heuchera & Tiarella – both oh-so-easy garden plants with color & interest and spring- winter interest. What pairing makes you smile?