Heucheras, also known as Coral Bells, are amazing perennial plants, famed for their spectacular foliage in a huge range of colours with wonderful leaf shapes forming low growing evergreen or semi-evergreen mounds.
From the ‘Fox’ series of Heucheras, bred by Richard and Vicky Fox at their Jubilee Cottage Nursery in Cheshire where they hold the National Collection which currently exceeds 450 varieties, ‘Metallic Shimmer’ is perfect if you’re looking for a darker coloured Heuchera. With its serrated, wavy leaves in shades of warm chocolate, burgundy and grey-green, all having a stunning bronze, metallic shimmer and contrasting dark pink undersides.
Masses of frothy, creamy white flowers emerge in summer on tall, deep purple stems that are a magnet for bees, butterflies and other pollinators and they make great cut flowers too, looking similar to Gypsophila in flower arrangements.
Heuchera ‘Metallic Shimmer’ will thrive in pots and looks great planted towards the front of mixed borders, especially when several different varieties are planted together, creating a carpet of colourful, evergreen groundcover. These adaptable plants are happy in sun or partial shade and aren’t too fussy about soil conditions, as long as it isn’t heavy and waterlogged as that will cause the crown to rot. Usually evergreen, severe winters may cause leaf loss, but they’ll regrow the following spring.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant, reaching a height of 30cm (1ft) and spread of 40cm (16in).