Heuchera ‘Silver Scrolls’
Common Name: Coral bells
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Height: plant 8-12 inches, flower stalks 24-in
Spread: 8 to 12-inch
Bloom Time: June to July
Flower: Pinkish White, Showy
Sun: Filtered sun to part shade
Soil: Rich humus, Well-draining
Water Needs: Average to Moist
Foliage Colorful! Emerge silver flushed with burgundy, matures into silver with dark purple veins.
Uses: Edging, Woodland gardens, Containers, Foliage Garden Interest, Perennial beds, Mass plantings for ground cover
Attributes: Deer Tolerant, evergreen in warm climates.
USDA Zone: 4 to 9
Are you longing for flowers during winter’s dark days? Try forcing flowering tree branches to bloom indoors.
Cut branches from spring-flowering trees such as forsythia, dogwood, and crabapple and place them in container of warm water for an hour to bring them out of dormancy. Then re-cut their stems to enhance their water absorption and arrange them in a vase which has warm water in it with a drop of bleach added. Set the vase in a sunny window and before you know it, Alakazam, flowers appear!
Sandersonia aurantiaca, a member of the Colchicaceae family, is a native grassland plant in the eastern areas of South Africa. It’s often called ‘Christmas bells’ because in the southern hemisphere it blooms in December. Sometimes it is also referred to as Chinese Lanterns. Highly prized for a long-lasting cut flower, New Zealand cultivates them for the cut flower industry.
At September’s Garden Club meeting, members participated in the Club’s 2nd annual Lonely Bouquet Day. On this day member’s create flower bouquets, then set these bouquets randomly throughout Ashland to be found by strangers and taken home. The hope is this small act of kindness will add a little happiness to someone’s day.