Primrose Path has been a leading source of new heuchera, heucherella,
tiarella hybrids. These popular new garden plants are being eagerly
sought by the public. Our plants have been bred using species of the
Appalachians that are extremely hardy. Our customers report that our
plants show superior winter survival when overwintered outside in
These plants have tremendous
sales potential because they have these advantages:
• They have evergreen foliage and are attractive year round.
Most perennials have little appeal when they are not in bloom or die
down to the ground during the cold months.
• They are in bloom in mid spring, when most
gardeners shop for perennials.
• Wild heucheras and tiarellas are native plants.
Discriminating gardeners are seeking out native plants and selections
and hybrids made from them because of their adaptability to growing
conditions in the US.
• Many cultivars are new to the market. Finished
plants of these forms will bring premium prices.
are adaptable to sun or shade, although most forms do best in partial
shade. The plants form a mound of evergreen foliage. The new hybrids
have amazingly colorful leaves, patterned in shades of metallic silver
and bronze-purple. The best forms combine brightly patterned leaves
with showy spikes of small bell flowers in pink and white. They are
attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Our hybrid cultivars
include species native to extreme habitats in the mountains of the
eastern US and have been found to have dependable winter survival in
TIARELLAS have been bred and
selected for foliage that is often deeply cut and attractively marked
with maroon. They have showy spikes of small lacy flowers in white or
pink. The best new cultivars combine fantastic leaf shapes with
abundant flowers and extended bloom times. These are vigorous plants
for problem shade gardens.
HEUCHERELLAS are hybrids between
heuchera and tiarella and do best in shaded gardens. They often combine
the foliage traits of both parents and have intermediate flowers in
are prime attractors of showy butterflies and sphinx moths. Our
cultivars bloom at a time when the spring varieties have finished and
the summer border forms have not yet started.
We promote the Primrose Path
line of plants through our book and articles and our website and by
contribution of plants to public trial and display gardens,
advertising, and personal networking. Plants that are being marketed by
our agents and producers are actively promoted at trade shows and on the