Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Overview

Click on the above links for Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, or Vines & Climbers for detailed information on each plant in the Heuchera Garden.

The Heuchera Garden lies on the northeast corner of the Dane County UW Extension office building.  This garden area has a range of light conditions:  part shade under the Betula nigra (river birch), Alnus (alder) and Malus (ornamental crab) and full sun in front of the Extension building sign on the corner.  Heucheras were selected for display throughout this garden since they grow in both sun and part shade locations and offer beautiful, evergreen foliage in a dramatic color range, in addition to attractive flowers.   A footbridge off the northeast corner of the building spans the wettest area of the garden where moisture loving plants like Caltha palustris (marsh marigold) thrive.  Over one-third (50) of the garden plantings are spring blooming, including 10 spring blooming trees and shrubs.