For a perennial ground cover with a difference, take a closer look at Heucheras or Coral Bells. These plants not only provide an abundance of foliage colours (from red, lime, deep burgundy to variegated leaves) but also keep the soil underneath them cool. They are great to grow in rockeries, pots, hanging baskets or in the understory of trees and shady gardens.
Full sun to full shade
Well drained/sandy soil
Best grown in temperate to cool climates