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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Heuchera 'Rose Mirrors'
Sunset zones: 1-9, 14-24.
USDA zones: 4-8.
Height: 18 inches (55 cm).
Width: 12 inches (30 cm).
18-inch tall panicles of rose-pink flowers on dark stems.
Rounded, purple leaves with patches of silver stained rose.
Part shade to full sun.
Light, fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Mulch to help protect from winter wetness.
Side dress with compost or manure in fall. Fertilize in spring with a complete organic fertilizer.
Divide in early spring by digging up plant and dividing the clump into pieces.
In autumn pull off rooted offsets from the sides of older crowns. Pot the offsets up and overwinter in cold frame or greenhouse.
Remove offsets in spring and root as a cutting.
Rainy Side Notes
When I started gravitating towards dark foliage heucheras with red flowers, Heuchera 'Rose Mirrors' was the first one I selected. I found it at a nursery not long after it was introduced to the trade in 2003 by Primrose Path. Although I still enjoy ‘Plum Pudding’ because it was my first one selected for its darker side, its white blossoms distract from its wonderful foliage. ‘Rose Mirrors’ is not shy about sending up copious amounts of rose pink flowers, which drive the hummingbirds wild!
Photographed in author's garden.
Perennials indexed by botanical names. Click on corresponding letter below.