Every type of heuchera is distinctively beautiful! Check out the Best Heuchera Varieties and decorate your garden and house with this bright foliar plant!
Native to the woodlands of North America, Heucheras are praised for their ruffled and colorful ornamental foliage. During spring and summer, their nectar-rich flowers attract both butterflies and hummingbirds! You can plant them in borders, beds, woodland gardens, groundcover, or in containers as well! Explore the best heuchera varieties in the article below!
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Best Heuchera Varieties
1. Heuchera ‘Melting Fire’
Height and Spread: 10-18 inches/12-16 inches
Red ruffled leaves of Melting Fire turns maroon with age. The plant offers bell-shaped, small, and creamy-white flowers in late spring to early summer.
Plant them in groups under full to partial shade in moist, well-draining soil.
2. Heuchera ‘Venus’
Height and Spread: 12-16 inches/10-16 inches
This stunning variety showcases large silver foliage with deep green veins and ivory-white flowers that open during late spring. It is one of the best heuchera varieties you can grow!
Protect the plant from the danger of frost by applying a layer of mulch.
3. Heuchera ‘Caramel’
Height and Spread: 8-10 inches/14-20 inches
This impressive variety shows off round, lobed foliage that grows in grey-red in Spring and matures to peachy-caramel shade, with burgundy undersides in summer.
The plant is tolerant of heat and humidity in summers and also works well in partial shade.
4. Heuchera ‘Can-Can’
Height and Spread: 8-12 inches/12-20 inches
Beautifully ruffled foliage of ‘Can-Can’ heuchera accentuates the beauty of this plant with silver-purple foliage, deep veins, and burgundy undersides.
You can also grow it as a houseplant in containers.
5. Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’
Height and Spread: 8-10 inches/16-24 inches
This lively variety displays vibrant amber foliage with ruffled lime-colored leaves. It keeps its bright color throughout the growing season!
It looks beautiful in containers and mixed beds. The plant is also pest and disease-free.
6. Heuchera ‘Amber Waves’
Height and Spread: 6-8 inches/14-18 inches
The orange hues of ‘Amber Waves’ resembles fall foliage. This clumping variety performs well in moderate droughts and produces amber-orange golden leaves.
To prevent bleached foliage, keep the plants in a shaded area.
7. Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’
Height and Spread: 8-10 inches/14-18 inches
Midnight Rose has enlarged spotted pink leaves that turn to the shade of cream as the season progresses. It is an ideal plant for growing in containers.
It does well in partial to full sun and well-draining soil.
8. Heuchera ‘Delta Dawn’
Height and Spread: 8-10 inches/12-14 inches
Brick-red leaves with bright green edges, and red veins of ‘Delta Dawn’ makes it one of the most fascinating heuchera varieties! An excellent choice for tubs and containers.
Works best in dappled sunlight. Avoid overwatering.
9. Heuchera ‘Mint Julep’
Height and Spread: 12-16 inches/14-16 inches
The lime green foliage of ‘Mint Julep’ turns mint-green with silver veining with age. It produces white flowers in summer. It is one of the best heuchera varieties you can grow!
It prefers full shade. Remove faded foliage and flowers for optimum growth.
10. Heuchera ‘Sashay’
Height and Spread: 8-10 inches/12-16 inches
‘Sashay’ showcases heavily ruffled, deeply cut dark green leaves with an interesting contrast of burgundy pink undersides. It looks great in pots!
Protect the plants from the afternoon sun in areas with hot climates.
11. Heuchera ‘Lune Rousse’
Height and Spread: 8-10 inches/10-14 inches
‘Lune Rousse’ is a beautiful heuchera variety that produces ruffled foliage in two different shades, green and cream to pink, depending on how much sun the plant is receiving.
It does well in partial sunlight and well-draining soil.
12. Heuchera ‘Spellbound’
Height and Spread: 8-10 inches/12-16 inches
This striking cultivar offers silver leaves with almost black veins and purple undersides. The leaves have more silver tones in shaded areas and become purple in spring under the full sun.
Deadheading the plants timely helps them flourish.
13. Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’
Height and Spread: 14-20 inches/ 12-18 inches
The ruffled, deeply veined raspberry toned leaves of ‘Berry Smoothie’ becomes purple-pink in summer. Make a beautiful pair by combining it with ‘Lime Marmalade’ in your garden!
It does well in partial shade and performs best in sandy soil.
14. Heuchera ‘Plum Royale’
Height and Spread: 8-10 inches/ 12-14 inches
‘Plum Royale’ keeps its shiny purple foliage throughout the summer. It displays large, ruffled, deeply cut purple-plum foliage with silver tones in winter.
Provide the plant with more sunlight for color. It is heat, humidity, and drought tolerant.