Mrs. Norton: I would suggest that hardy alum-root, or heuchera.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The Heucheras bloom from May to August.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
This is found in the Heuchera, which is easily grown from seed and reaches a height of eighteen inches.
"Garden Ornaments" by Mary H. Northend
Terra Nova Nurseries' new heuchera 'Spellbound' is sure to entice growers and consumers alike.
Meet Heuchera ' Spellbound '.
Terra Nova Nurseries' new heuchera ' Spellbound ' is sure to entice growers and consumers alike.
The extensive breeding of heucheras over the past decade has flooded the market with fabulous foliage.