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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 9, 2013 9:57 PM CST
I love this plant. I got it from Santa Rosa Gardens. When I need Heuchera, I will be checking there first. The color is bright right now. I can't wait to watch it change. Instantly when I see this plant, I can tell it is a special cultivar.

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Cinta
Aug 9, 2013 10:34 PM CST
It is awfully green. I just got that one this Spring and mine never turned green. It is a pretty plant. It really is a circus of colors.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 9, 2013 11:03 PM CST
It's starting to change colors. I just planted it in its permanent location. I had it on the patio in the pot ghetto for a little while. It just has a glow about it.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 10, 2013 11:06 AM CST

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Circus is a pretty one but, sadly it struggles in the PNW. What kind of sun exposure are you giving it Clint?
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 10, 2013 12:48 PM CST
It gets afternoon sun a little but not much direct sun.
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springcolor
Aug 10, 2013 3:51 PM CST

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I think mine hates all the rain we get. I'm going to try a bit more sun.
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 10, 2013 4:31 PM CST
If you have a patio, plant it close to the overhang. You could also plant it in a pot close to the edge of the roof where it blocks some rain.. Something that will help keep the rain off.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 10, 2013 7:33 PM CST

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I have tried it this year and last, once the wet weather comes it goes down hill fast.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 10, 2013 7:35 PM CST
I will update on how it does here. So far so good. We've had a lot of rain the past week, but maybe it's the soil where it is here.
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Cinta
Aug 10, 2013 8:43 PM CST
I gave up with planting them in the ground. All the ones I purchased this year I put them in coir pots. They are all doing excellent. That way I could plant them in the perfect soil and they have the purrrfect drainage.
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Cinta
Aug 12, 2013 5:58 PM CST
This is what it looks like in the coir pot. I lined the bottom with leaf mold and filled the pot with my homemade compost. I planted 7 in the coir compost pots. This winter I will move them close to the house and place the pots in styrofoam pots so the coir keeps its shape.


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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Aug 12, 2013 6:29 PM CST

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That plant looks great.
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springcolor
Aug 12, 2013 7:16 PM CST

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That is a beauty!! Love all the colors.
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 12, 2013 7:19 PM CST
It's the opposite here. I have better luck with them in the ground. I guess it depends on your weather and soil. My plant only cost me $2.99 so I am glad to risk that small amount. It was a plug-sized plant when I got it, but it's growing quickly now. I also got 'Stainless Steel,' 'Marvelous Marble,' and 'Pinot Gris.'
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 15, 2013 11:04 AM CST

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I have this one in a sunny area and it is doing well the ones I tried in mostly shade this year and last are gone. Unusual for a light green one to like mostly sun.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 15, 2013 12:09 PM CST
Awesome. I really like this variety. Mine is starting to change color! The reason I like it is because it shows different colors often.
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
Aug 17, 2013 9:20 AM CST
Beautiful Clint.

Mine have always been in the ground. I did stick some divisions into some larger pots earlier this year for lack of a place to put them. I am thinking about leaving them to see how they do during the winter.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 22, 2013 10:05 AM CST
Thanks! Here's an updated photo of my 'Circus.' I can't wait to see the early Spring color! I already like how the new foliage is a different color!

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Name: Jen Dionne
Southern NH (Zone 5b)
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NHJenDion
Oct 5, 2013 2:06 PM CST
If anyone wants to trade a division of their "Circus", I have lots of varieties to offer Smiling I haven't been able to get my hands on Circus or French Quarter!
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Name: Carolyn Madden
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Carolyn22
Oct 5, 2013 3:50 PM CST
French Quarter has been on my wish list for a very long time Jen.

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