Heuchera: Jewels in the garden: They are just what I need!

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Heuchera:  Jewels in the garden

By goldfinch4
June 12, 2010

Heuchera (pronounced Hew-ker-ah), also commonly called Coral Bells or alum root, are known and planted mostly for their bright, colorful leaves that bring jewel tones to the garden.

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Name: Nancy
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Jun 12, 2010 7:59 AM CST
I can't believe I don't have any! But we did a little "stone path" work this year and I can imagine how perfect these would be alongside it. I adore that peach flambe! My stones are sort of reddish. I NEED some Heuchera!

Thanks for writing this, Chris!

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Patti1957
Jun 12, 2010 10:26 AM CST
I love these plants, each one has it's own little personality. I have had Purple Palace for years now and last year I add a few new ones. They are hardy plants too, all of them lived through the coldest winter we have had in years and they were in pots. I will plant them in the ground this year. Thanks for the article!


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goldfinch4
Jun 12, 2010 11:37 AM CST
Thanks, glad you enjoyed the article. They are great plants. They take a beating in our zone 4 winters too but come right back every year. I very seldom lose one.
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Boopaints
Jun 12, 2010 1:24 PM CST
I am really excited about this article and all I learned. I am not even aware if I have ever seen a Heuchera but I will be looking. THANK you for bringing a new plant into my life. I hope they grow in Phoenix!
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 12, 2010 2:20 PM CST
Always glad to have somebody new join us Heurch lovers! Here is a link that lists heuchera that grow best in heat and humidity. Maybe that will be of some help to you.
http://www.ilovehostas.net/whhegrbeinhe1.html
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Calif_Sue
Jun 15, 2010 12:39 PM CST

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I love heuchera, have been collecting a few for years. Here's a recent photo of Green Spice.

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 15, 2010 12:41 PM CST
Wow Sue, Green Spice looks beautiful with that fern!
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Name: Nancy
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Jun 15, 2010 1:15 PM CST
Chris, I did it. Your article convinced me. Yesterday I bought and planted these. I wonder how long it will take for them to become full-sized. Are they fast growers? They look healthy right now.

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 15, 2010 1:55 PM CST
Nancy, those are a great combination!! Depends on what size they started out when you got them. They will fill in nice the first year, but probably like most perennials they'll take 3 years to reach full potential. Be sure to post pictures when you have them planted. That's going to be beautiful!!
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Jun 15, 2010 2:32 PM CST
They're planted, but they're puny. I will photograph them when they fill in......if I'm still alive, lol!
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goldfinch4
Jun 16, 2010 12:35 AM CST
Hilarious! They'll grow up before you know it - just like kids!
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Patti1957
Jun 16, 2010 12:43 AM CST
Nancy, beware......... they are addicting! Hilarious!


Name: Nancy
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Jun 16, 2010 5:20 AM CST
I'm pretty clean so far. My only addiction right now is Cubits. I'm hooked.
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goldfinch4
Jun 16, 2010 5:25 AM CST
Well Nancy, we'll have to find you some more addictions then. One is not enough. Stop by here: http://cubits.org/sedumandsempervivum/ Theres always room in a garden for these! Whistling
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Jun 16, 2010 6:21 AM CST
Did I ever tell you? My aunt used to put "hens and chickens" on her trees. They attached to the bark and were quite happy there. Are we talking about the same thing?

I once, many years ago, tried to find some in our local nurseries and there were none to be had in Buffalo, apparently. I saw some when I bought the Heuchera, but didn't buy it. Now I wish I had.
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Carolyn22
Jun 16, 2010 6:33 AM CST
Nancy

I have Electric Lime and earlier this Spring it looked just like that! Neat idea on the hens and chicks in the trees. Was your Aunt in one of the cooler zones, such as ourselves?

Name: Nancy
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Jun 16, 2010 6:41 AM CST
She was here, just north of Buffalo. Living along the Niagara River. She had the greenest thumb I've ever seen. Gone now, and I miss her.
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goldfinch4
Jun 16, 2010 7:21 AM CST
Wow Nancy, what a cool idea with the hen and chicks on the trees. Never would have thought of that. Would you mind posting that information on the Sempervivum Cubit? Hurray! I'm sure everbody would love that idea.
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Name: Nancy
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Jun 16, 2010 7:57 AM CST
Okay, will do.
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goldfinch4
Jun 16, 2010 9:38 AM CST
Thank you!
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