Burnished Copper Pot Collection

Combine evergreen foliage plants for winter interest in a pot or border. In early spring the violas come into flower, crowned by the tulips later in the spring. More
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Purple and bronze compact heuchera leaves match the lovely Viola x wittrockiana 'Mystique Peach Shades' F1. These then form the understory to the sumptuous, scented Tulip 'Brownie'.

The idea with this is to combine evergreen foliage plants in a pot or border with spring-flowering violas and tulips, so you have colour from autumn through to May. In early spring the violas come into flower, crowned by the tulips later in the spring – when you can replant your pots with your summer pot combinations.

This collection contains:
Type Perennial, Tender Perennial (grown as a Half-Hardy Annual)
Border Position Container, Front, Ground Cover
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 15-60cm (6-24in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant Tulips first once the weather has turned wintery, then top the pot off with the evergreen Heuchera surrounded by the Viola
Care Tips Deadhead violas and remove pre-season foliage from the heuchera. Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in – this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down – this allows the bulb to store more food.
Flowering March - May
Harvesting Flower Production 1-6 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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