Genus Tiarella
Genus: Tiarella in the Family Saxifragaceae (Astilbe).

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Genus Cultivar
Description and grower
Tiarella
Brandywine

Grown in trial bed: L40
Grower: 5/24/2005 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

5/12/2009 Rather wimpy growth, weak color. Moved from B31 into L40 for exposure to more light.
7/1/2007 Nice full spread of medium green leaves with darker midvein area. Leaves glossy. Otherwise, nothing special.
8/7/2006 Light green leaves.
Tiarella
Heronswood Mist

Grown in trial bed: B12
Grower: 5/24/2005 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Interesting yellowing green leaves with green speckles. Unfortuunately, plant is very small with few leaves. Leaves are also small. Much like Snowfire, but much smaller. Interesting, but not very vigorous.
8/7/2006 Yellow and light green leaf.
Tiarella
Ink Blot

Grown in trial bed: L40
Grower: 8/26/2003 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

5/12/2009 Rather wimpy growth, weak color. Moved from B31 into L40 for exposure to more light.
7/1/2007 Nice full spread of medium green leaves. No markings, leaves solid green (why is it called Ink Blot?). Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green leaf.
Tiarella
Iron Butterfly

Grown in trial bed: B31
Grower: 5/27/2003 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of medium green palmate leaves with burgundy interior along midvein. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Light green leaves with burgundy markings.
Tiarella
Jeepers Creepers

Grown in trial bed: B31
Grower: 5/27/2003 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Very few, sickly looking yellowish green palmate leaves. Older leaves have burgundy interior along midvein of leaves. Not an attrractive plant.
8/7/2006 Green leaves.
Tiarella
Pirate's Patch

Grown in trial bed: B12
Grower: 7/10/2004 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Medium green leaves with dark burgundy midleaf markings. Small plant, not very lush. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green and burgundy leaf.
Tiarella
Spring Symphony

Grown in trial bed: B31
Grower: 5/27/2003 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of medium green palmate leaves with inconsistent markings. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green leaves with burgundy markings.
Tiarella
Sugar & Spice

Grown in trial bed: B32
Grower: Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of medium green leaves with light burgundy color along midvein. Palmate leaves. Much like Iron Butterfly. Otherwise, nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green leaf with burgundy markings.
Tiarella
cordifolia

(Synonym: Tiarella wherryi)
Common Name: = Heartleaf Foamflower (USDA).
Desc: Native to Wisconsin (Door County, Endangered in Wisconsin). White to pinkish flower. Grown in bright shade.
Grown in trial bed: B22
Grower: 6/15/1998 unknown.
Dead.


Genus Heuchera
Genus: Heuchera in the Family Saxifragaceae (Astilbe).

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Genus species Cultivar - OR -
Genus Cultivar
Description and grower
Heuchera
Amber Waves

Grown in trial bed: B27
Grower: 5/24/2005 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).. 2 plants.

7/1/2007 Bright greenish yellow leaves with peach tint on newest leaves. Small plants, not very vigorous. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Yellow green and bronze leaves.
Heuchera
Cathedral Windows

Grown in trial bed: B31
Grower: 5/27/2003 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of light greenish grey leaves with strong burgundy cast on entire leaf. Deep burgundy color beneath leaf. Attractive.
8/7/2006 Light green leaves with burgundy veins.
Heuchera
Chinook

Grown in trial bed: B52
Grower: Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of medium green wavy leaves with slight burgundy cast on a few leaves. in bloom with bright pink flowers. Flowers are attractive, otherwise, nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green leaf. Leaves are rumored to turn brown in full sun, but we have not observed this.
Heuchera
City Lights

Grown in trial bed: B27
Grower: 7/10/2004 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Green leaves with burgundy cast. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Light green, dark green, and burgundy leaves.
Heuchera
Dolce Licorice

Grown in trial bed: B52
Grower: 7/1/2006 unknown.

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of dark burgundy brown leaves, color over entire leaf. Distinctive and attractive leaves.
8/7/2006 Dark burgundy leaf.
Heuchera
Dolce Peach Melba

Grown in trial bed: B52
Grower: 7/1/2006 unknown.

7/1/2007 Sickly pinkish peach leaves. Very few leaves. Plant looks very unhealthy. Not attractive.
8/7/2006 Peach leaf.
Heuchera
Firesprite

Grown in trial bed: F
Desc: 8/7/2006 Green leaf. Cultivar of Heuchera sanguinea?
Grower: 5/8/1998 unknown.
Heuchera
Garnet

Grown in trial bed: B11
Grower: 5/8/1998 unknown.

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of green leaves with slightly darker midveins. Much like Ink Blot. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green leaf. Cultivar of Heuchera sanguinea?
Heuchera
Green Spice

Grown in trial bed: B32
Grower: 5/24/2005 unknown.

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of light greenish grey leaves, with darker midveins. Distinctive leaves, attractive.
8/7/2006 Light green leaf with dark green veins. Rumored that plant requires lifting every two years to keep crown above ground.
Heuchera
Gypsy Dancer

Grown in trial bed: B32
Grower: 7/10/2004 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of light greenish grey leaves with strong burgundy cast on entire leaf. Deep burgundy color beneath leaf. Much like Cathedral Windows with smaller leaves. Attractive.
8/7/2006 Light green leaf with dark green veins.
Heuchera
Lime Rickey

Grown in trial bed: B21
Grower: 7/12/2006 The Flower Factory (Stoughton, WI) from Terra Nova (Tigard, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of lime green leaves that fade to yellow with age. Attractive.
8/7/2006 Light green and burgundy leaf. Plant rumored to be slow growing.
Heuchera
Palace Purple

Grown in trial bed: B11
Grower: 6/26/2000 unknown.

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of medium greenish burgundy leaves. Deep burgundy color beneath leaf. Attractive.
8/7/2006 Green and burgundy leaf. Cultivar of Heuchera micrantha?
Heuchera
Pink Lipstick

Grown in trial bed: B32
Grower: 7/10/2004 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of green leaves, some lighter greenish grey sections, but no other markings. Still in bloom with spike of bright pink flowers. Vigorous grower. Flowers are attractive, otherwise, nothing special.
8/7/2006 Light green and medium green leaf.
Heuchera
Ring of Fire

Grown in trial bed: B11
Grower: 6/6/2000 unknown.

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of greenish grey leaves, dark green midveins. Much like Green Spice with slightly less distinctive markings. Attractive.
8/7/2006 Light green leaf with dark green veins. Cultivar of Heuchera americana?
Heuchera
Snowfire

Grown in trial bed: B21
Grower: 7/12/2006 The Flower Factory (Stoughton, WI) from Terra Nova (Tigard, OR).

7/1/2007 Interesting yellowing green leaves with green speckles. Small plant, but many leaves. Distinctive and attractive.
8/7/2006 Yellow and light green variegated leaf.
Heuchera
Starry Night

Grown in trial bed: B52
Grower: Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of dark greenish burgundy leaves, color over entire leaf. In bloom with white flowers. Distinctive and attractive leaves, profuse flowers are a plus.
8/7/2006 Green and burgundy brown leaf.
Heuchera
americana

Common Name: = American Alumroot (USDA).
Desc: Native to Illinois and Eastern USA. White flower. Green leaf. Grown in bright shade.
Heuchera
micrantha

Common Name: = Crevice Alumroot (USDA).
Desc: Native to Western USA. White flower. Green leaf. Grown in bright shade.
Heuchera
sanguinea

Common Name: = Coralbells (USDA).
Desc: Native to Pennsylvania and Southwest USA. Red flower. Green leaf. Grown in bright shade.


Nothogenus Heucherella
Nothogenus: Heucherella in the Family Saxifragaceae (Astilbe). Heucherella is an artificial intergeneric cross between Heuchera and Tiarella.

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Genus Cultivar
Description and grower
Heucherella
Birthday Cake

Grown in trial bed: B28
Grower: 7/10/2004 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Gark green and burgundy leaves with light burgundy undersides. Small plant with spikes of tiny white flowers. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green and bronze leaves.
Heucherella
Chocolate Lace

Grown in trial bed: B12
Grower: 5/27/2003 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Medium greenish burgundy leaves. Small plant and not very lush. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green and burgundy leaf.
Heucherella
Sunspot

Grown in trial bed: B24 B32
Grower: 7/10/2004 Terra Nova (Tigard, OR).
Grower: 8/26/2003 Terra Nova (Tigard, OR).

Yellow leaf with reddish brown center marking. Both dead likely from crown rot.


Genus Tellima
Genus: Tellima in the Family Saxifragaceae (Astilbe).

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Description and grower
Tellima
Forest Frost

Grown in trial bed: B31
Grower: 5/27/2003 Terra Nova Nursery (Canby, OR).

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of medium green leaves. Slight burgundy cast on some leaves. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green leaves.
Tellima
grandiflora

Common Name: = Bigflower Tellima (USDA).
Desc: Native to Western USA.
Grown in trial bed: B31
Grower: 8/26/2003 unknown.

7/1/2007 Nice full spread of medium green leaves. No markings. Nothing special.
8/7/2006 Green leaves. Grown in bright shade.


Genus Rodgersia
Genus: Rodgersia in the Family Saxifragaceae (Astilbe).

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Rodgersia
aesculifolia


Common Name: = .
Desc: Perennial in Zone 5. Exotic to Wisconsin. Native to Asia. Grown in bright shade, richly composted raised bed. Tolerates some period of direct sun. Healthy growing plant. Typical height 15 inches.
Grown in trial bed: B24
Grower: 8/26/2003
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Leaf Comparison of Tiarella and Heuchera (leaf close-up)