Breeder Special

This month we focus on the multi award-winning Heuchera varieties, bred by Plantagogo

The Plantagogo team of Vicky and Richard Fox had great success in 2018 with their Heuchera and Tiarella breeding, acquiring eight Awards of Garden Merit in the RHS Heuchera and Tiarella trials.

Chelsea Gold Winners

This outstanding breeding company are 10 times Chelsea Gold winners. An experienced grower, Vicky grew up on the family nursery A. T. Yates & Son and with her husband Richard. established Plantago-go in 1990 based at their Jubilee Cottage Nursery, in Cheshire.

Sales Channels

Plantagogo now has a long-established reputation for supplying good quality Heuchera and Tiarella plants. These are available via mail order and internet sales, coupled with sales at the various RHS shows and other events that Plantagogo attend during the course of the year.

Nursery Open Days

Vicky and Richard also run a series of nursery open days throughout the year, where they open up their doors to customers to view both the nursery, the National collections and of course, to purchase plants and a slice of one of Vicky’s famous cakes. Plantago-go are national collection holders for Heuchera, Heucherella and Tiarella so well worth a visit.

Diverse Portfolio

Many years of breeding has created a diverse Heuchera portfolio of their own breeding.These varieties are managed for the commercial trade by Genesis plant marketing with the key supplier of young plants of these varieties into the UK Nursery trade being Seiont Nursery.

National Collections

Plantagogo-go are also National collection holders for Heucherella and Tiarella. Plantagogo sell into the commercial trade via leading grower Seiont Nurseries. 

Awards of Garden Merit

The AGM winners included:

Heuchera 'Madison Bride' TM (Fox Series)

A pretty, neat heuchera (below) with mid-green leaves and creamy white flowers. Long lasting, flowers very well and is easy to grow.

Heuchera 'Metallic Shimmer' (TM Fox Series)

A warm, dark chocolate brown foliage with a bronze metallic casting over pointed foliage. This heuchera has a serrated edging and many cream frothy flowers in summer, with a very neat and compact habit.

Heuchera 'Silver Celebration' TM (Fox Series)

'Silver Celebration has a fabulous, large silver-grey metallic foliage with deep dark veining, on the leaves. Easy to grow, bees love its large white flowers. Was bred by Plantagogo to celebrate the 25th year of their nursery, hence the name!

Heuchera 'Tangerine Wave' TM (Fox Series)

A fabulous foliage of tangerine (above) with a wavy edge, which constantly changes colour. When grown in shade, it’s a soft caramel colour. If grown in sun, the colour is a bright orange-peach, which changes to a rich mahogany.