Heucheras forum: Dividing Heuchs

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Name: Carolyn Madden
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Carolyn22
May 13, 2013 3:36 PM CST
I mentioned on one of the other threads, how some of my older heuchera were getting all 'turkey necked' and awful looking. A friend that I have swapped heucheras with for several years, sent to me a copy of a video where they talk about these poor heuchs.

I was in the one of my heuchera beds late last week, spreading a new layer of mulch and saw my Stormy Seas. SS was a mess with the turkey necks, so I lifted SS and split out the turkey necked stalks, leaving the largest and the roots intact. I replanted this back where it originally was and sunk the turkey necked stalks into a container. Everything still looks great that I split out.

On the flip side of this - my Frosted Violet is all turkey necked and I haven't gotten to FV yet. Poor FV seems to be struggling and I truly think if I don't do something with FV soon, that I will lose her.

In any event, I am hoping you all find this video as interesting as I did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugT0WxwSi1k

Name: Bob
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NJBob
May 13, 2013 7:03 PM CST

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Good video Carolyn , If you can take care of FV now do it . Any time I have let one go too long I lost it the next winter.
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
May 14, 2013 2:28 AM CST
Bob - I so agree. I am hoping to get to poor FV this weekend. That whole bed needs some work and I do see areas where I lost some from last year as well. Funny how the weeds never seem to suffer, isn't it?
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Cinta
May 14, 2013 7:56 AM CST
Thank you Carolyn it was a good video. So far the only one I have had live and grow to get to that point except Palace Purple and Green Spice. Maybe with the new ones I will get to use the info.

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