Any heuchera experts on board?

Hi, I bought a couple of heuchera from one of the local GC's the other day, no names on any of them. Would anyone like to have a stab at ID'ing them for me? 


 think they're going to look great in the galvanised bucket I've "liberated" from my mother's - I might even try a bit of T-Cut on it!
(Artist's impression):




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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,109
    Make sure you keep them in the shade, galvanised buckets get very hot in the sun, they won’t like their roots too hot. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,039
    Hi @mikeymustard I am no expert but do confess to having numerous heuchera plants.
    The one in the foreground could be Lime Marmalade but I feel the other one would be very hard to name as there are so many similar to that colour all with different names. 
    If you google images you will see how many there are to choose from. Are you putting both in the same bucket? I don't feel there would be enough room if that is your plan as they like to spread out. How are you providing drainage? This is only advice from a mere amateur so maybe another poster with more experience will be able to help.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,756
    Lime Marmalade doesn't have red veining....it could be Electric Lime but there are a few with that sort of colouring.
    As to the deep purple one, it could be Plum Pudding but there again, there are other similar plants.
    You must keep an eye out for vine weevil damage. The larvae burrow into the roots of heuchera just below soil level so if one of your plants starts to droop badly for no apparent reason, inspect the roots for damage. It is usually possible to save part of the plant and grow it on for the next season.
    As Lyn says, try to keep them in a shadier spot. I have one heuchera that loves sunshine and heat but the rest can't take it.
  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 55
    edited 18 August
    Thanks for your replies, they're only going in the bucket over winter so I hope sun/heat/growing room is not going to be too much of a problem.
    Having said that, I've actually put it in quite a sunny spot so it's a case of "fingers crossed" there. I've been led to believe that the lime/yellow ones are particularly sensitive to sun so come spring I'll find them somewhere shadier!
    Finished article - I hope they're happy because I'm rather pleased with the result, even if I say so myself:


    Edit: @Fran IOM as for drainage, I may not be much of a gardener but I know my way round a power tool  ;)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,199
    The greeny yellow one definitely isnt Lime Marmalade, but it doesn't really matter as long as you like it  :)
    The other one looks familiar, but there are so many similar ones, it's hard to recall all the names. Again, as long as you like it, that's what matters.
    They take quite a bit of sun if they're not too dry. They're almost impossible to kill, very easy to take cuttings of, and generally low maintenance, but Vine weevil is their biggest enemy, so just look out for them, especially in pots.  
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 317
    Beautiful composition the bucket is lovely.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,039
    I totally agree with you @mikeymustard. It does look good. Everything blends in well together. Looks like you know your way around gardening as well as a power tool!  :)
  • So true @Fairygirl!
    My partner (who's the real gardener around here) is a bit lukewarm towards them and made somewhat disparaging noises as I was buying them  :| 
    I'm hoping my [cough] artistry will persuade her otherwise (the only sort of artist she thinks I am begins with a "P").
    Last year we had the - previously unusable - extension rebuilt into a "garden room" with lantern and bifold door. As a "professional" gardener, my partner often brings home orphaned plants from clients (earlier this year it was about a ton of ferns), and dumps them in pots on the patio. She's not bothered what they look like as long as they're alive, so this summer I've taken the patio on and tried to make it more like a courtyard garden rather than that bit at the council recycling yard where you can dump exhausted compost :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,199
    @mikeymustard - that post made me laugh!
    The good news is that heucheras associate well with ferns, so you'll be able to make a nice little vignette there and maybe persuade her they're rather good   ;)
    I came across a similar heuchera to your dark one the other day, but couldn't remember where I'd seen it, but as I was perusing [as you do] some plant offers on that Secret Gardening Club - this one looked similar
    https://www.secretgardeningclub.co.uk/collections/plant-pass-voucher/products/1-x-heuchera-americana-marvellous-marble-9cm-pot

    Nice anyway  :)
    I have a completely plain green one, which is down by the side of the house. Totally plain and simple, but has really long flower stems, and lots of them, with creamy flowers. It's always covered in bees. It was a little seedling I got at work - it was stuck in a crack in a stone step  :)
    'Council recycling yard' - brilliant   :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,061
    @mikeymustard, a word of warning......heucheras are addictive!
    SW Scotland
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