Heuchera Metallic Shimmer
Heuchera Metallic Shimmer

Heuchera 'Metallic Shimmer'

Striking foliage in rich, dark hues.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
  • Foliage in shades of warm chocolate, burgundy and grey-green, all having a stunning bronze, metallic shimmer.
  • Frothy masses of white flowers carried on long, upright deep purple stems, loved by bees and other pollinators during the summer.
  • A hardy, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial that will thrive in sun or partial shade.
  • Excellent groundcover and especially effective when planted in groups with other varieties of Heuchera.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant, reaching a height of 30cm (1ft) and spread of 40cm (16in).
9cm Pot - Item: 560758
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Product Description

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).

What Is Supplied

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Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Remove flower stems at the base as they begin to fade. This will encourage more flowers.

Care Guide

  • To plant, firstly water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • If the soil is heavy or not free draining add plenty of well-rotted compost and grit and dig in well.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out some of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed.
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well before adding a mulch around the base of the plant.
  • Heucheras are shallow rooted, so keep them well-watered, especially if grown in a pot, and mulch in spring, taking care no to cover the crown.
  • In spring, remove dead or damaged leaves from the foliage.
  • Look between the leaves for any woody stems and remove them.
  • Divide your Heuchers every three or four years do reinvigorate them. This is best done from May to July.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
30cm
40cm
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Heuchera 'Metallic Shimmer'
Heuchera 'Metallic Shimmer'
9cm Pot
Item: 560758
Only £9.99