Heuchera americana "Dale's Strain" (American Alumroot)
"Dale's Strain" is a native Heuchera discovered by Dale Hendricks in the mountains of North Carolina. What I like most about it is its heavily silver and bronze marbled foliage; the spires of white blooms are what take it over the top. Heuchera americana "Dale's Strain" is a bee and hummingbird magnet and it is deer resistant. Winter mulching is advised after the ground freezes to prevent root heaving as is dividing the plant every few years to keep it vigorous. Other than that, you have yourself a colorful addition to the shade garden. Humus-rich, well-drained soil, partial shade in Zones 4-7. (Photo unavailable, but click here for a closeup of the lovely foliage.)
Heuchera sanguinea "White Clouds" (Coral Bells, Alum Root)
I like this Coral Bells not just because the flowers are white but also because there are just so many of them. They are long lived on this 12-18-inch plant, and they also make excellent cut flowers. But that's not all: the marbled foliage makes an attractive plant with or without the spires of diminutive blooms. Give this Heuchera extra shade to maintain the marbled foliage in Zones 3-10. Part shade. Quarts.