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My mother has a winter ritual of getting lost in a pile of seed catalogues. It can be very enticing to see all of the new cultivars of our favorite flowers grown to perfection under the careful watch of a team of horticulturists. I love looking through these too, but the difference between the plant pictured in the catalog and the one growing in your garden can be like night and day. Just be careful not to drool too much over that new flower hue or leaf size you see in the picture. In any case, check out this new cultivar: Heuchera ‘Green Spice.’ It has a striking green and silver leaf with contrasting red veins.

Heuchera 'Green Spice'

Check out the plants available at the Burpee and Proven Winners websites. There is always a thrill in experimenting with a horticultural oddity. Remember, that the more breeding and cultivation a plant goes through, the more susceptible it is to pests and disease.  

http://www.burpee.com/

http://www.provenwinners.com/

       

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