Terra Nova Nurseries is added two new heuchera varieties to its Northern Exposure series: ‘Northern Exposure Black’ and ‘Northern Exposure Purple.’ The series’ predecessors include Amber, Lime, Red, and Silver.
• Heuchera ‘Northern Exposure Purple’ has round leaves, a good crown, and a quick growth rate, making it an excellent landscape plant. This variety was bred from Heuchera richardsonii, resulting in greater cold tolerance and rust resistance. It has a height of 12 inches, a spread of 20 inches, and tall flower height of 25 inches. The round, silver-to-purple leaves are striking, and blooms last from spring through summer. This plant works well in mass plantings, mixed beds, and containers. Growers will benefit from a fast finish time, which is only four to six weeks.
• Heuchera ‘Northern Exposure Black’ has round leaves on a medium-large mound. The new variety has excellent rust resistance and holds its attractive looks longer in the season than many other heucheras. This new addition to the Northern Exposure series is a long-lived landscape plant with multiple crowns that flourishes in Zones 3 to 9. It contains a foliage height of 10 inches, width of 23 inches, and flower height of 18 inches. Terra Nova Nurseries’ trial managers found that this tough, yet beautiful, plant provides an aesthetic landscape when used alongside other plants in the series or alone in containers, beds, borders, or mixed beds.
Terra Nova Nurseries has created plant profile pages and grower recipes specific to these new varieties at TerraNovaNurseries.com, so growers can learn about growing habits, plant characteristics, fertilization recommendations, water requirements, and other insights provided by the breeding team. These documents can be viewed and downloaded for printing. Growers can contact their Terra Nova Nurseries’ representatives or email the sales team at [email protected].