|[ Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Ice King') | Posted on April 7, 2020 ]
Unlike many double daffodils, Ice King generally remains upright and does not splay because of weight of bloom. It also has a slight fragrance. Good naturalizer, highly recommend.
|[ Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Citronelle') | Posted on October 9, 2017 ]
This cultivar has been a consistent performer in my zone 5 garden. Beautiful, bright yellow-green foliage color all season long. I find it is best sited in part shade with protection from afternoon sun.
|[ Coralbells (Heuchera sanguinea 'Snowfire') | Posted on February 16, 2016 ]
Although this plant looks very similar to 'Snow Angel,' it has proved to be much hardier in my Chicago area, zone 5a, garden. I tried growing Snow Angel twice and both times it did not make it through the winter. In contrast, 'Snow Fire' has so far survived more than 5 years in the ground. It will be interesting to see whether it comes back this spring (2016) We've had wildly fluctuating temperatures with little or no snow cover. Not a good combination for the shallow-rooted heuchera.
|[ Spotted Geranium (Geranium maculatum 'Espresso') | Posted on January 31, 2016 ]
If your main purpose in planting Espresso is for the dark colored leaves you will be disappointed. They green up by mid-summer. A better choice might be Geranium 'Purple Heron,' which keeps chocolate leaves all season and comes true from seed.