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Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Sep 19, 2014 9:43 AM CST
explain this to me......

http://www.growingcolors.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.pla...
http://www.newplantsandflowers.com/new-plants-in-provars-201...
http://www.cnb.nl/EN/Pages/Product-Catalog.aspx?ProductId=11...

how can this plant be 8-10 inches tall if these photos are real? i want it if it's that big. might could grow that here since i can't have big leaf hosta.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Sep 19, 2014 9:50 AM CST
I think it is 8-10 inch LEAF size
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 19, 2014 10:10 AM CST
I agree and certainly it shows in the picture the plant is at least 2ft. tall. Someone just was careless in editing the description of this. Most Heucheras are in that 10in. height range, so maybe they just used the 'generic' entry instead of creating a new one for this big cultivar.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Sep 19, 2014 6:49 PM CST
The height I have seen on this one is 12 inches not including flowers .
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Sep 20, 2014 2:43 PM CST
thank you. this is probably the biggest heuchera there is , right? do you grow it bob?
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Sep 20, 2014 2:46 PM CST
and if you've seen it what'd you think about the leaf color comparatively speaking?
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Sep 20, 2014 7:51 PM CST
I have not seen that one around here. There are quite a few that have similar color, but if the leaves really get that color I would consider getting one. Brownies is the largest I have or have seen so far.
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Sep 20, 2014 8:24 PM CST
bob........is that avatar your dogs your house and your snow?
it is beautiful. like a Christmas card.

Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 20, 2014 10:06 PM CST
I have Magnum around here some place. I'll take a look but it sure is not giant size or It would know where it is.
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Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Sep 21, 2014 11:34 AM CST
is yours not big because it's a baby or does it just not get as big as the photos say?
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 21, 2014 12:53 PM CST
It is 2 years old. Appears something is eating mine but there are new leaves emerging.
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Looks like the leaves brown out some from summer. Color reminds me very much of 'Plum Pudding'
Not a very good specimen. Whistling

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 21, 2014 1:53 PM CST
I don't know if this will be of use, but I found quite a bit of info on Heuchera villosa Magnum while looking for heucheras for my garden.

H Magnun is a hybrid of H villosa from Thierry and Sandrine Delabroye. http://www.plantdelights.com/Heuchera-villosa-Magnum-for-sal...

Leaf size is 8 to 10 inches'

Average height and spread is 1 ft by 2 ft ( some sites have H villosa hybrids growing as tall as 18-20 inches with bloom scapes as much as 28 inches) IMHO, I think those dimensions are possible if the plant is grown in near perfect conditions

This link is to the e-mail address for Sandrine and Theirry Delabroye

http://www.mytho-fleurs.com/Sandrine%20et%20Thierry/contacts...
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 21, 2014 2:54 PM CST
That is the key "near perfect conditions" Here in the PNW is not even close to perfect conditions for any of the Villosa. Barb, you should do well with this one down in Texas.
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Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Sep 21, 2014 7:22 PM CST
i thought it was more gray in color. i want a matte gray/silver one. i don't love magnum anymore and it wasn't your photo julia. it was plant delights. lol.


this is my first real year to grow heuchera moonhowl and it's made me want to try more. which ones do you grow?
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 21, 2014 8:32 PM CST
I have managed to seriously set back plant growers everywhere. I had a couple of the smaller noids from SIL in Georgia. She said they liked sun and didn't like a lot of moisture.....in my ignorance, I fried them. *Blush*
I have some morning sun areas that I thing would work so I am looking right along with you. (that's why I had the info on H villosa, etc) See if these have enough silver/gray to them.

http://www.plantsnouveau.com/heuchera-stainless-steel/

http://www.hirts.com/Silver-Scrolls-Coral-Bells-Perennial/dp...

http://www.donnan.com/images/Tango-heuchera.jpg
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 21, 2014 9:43 PM CST
This is pretty for gray but has pink undertones


None of the heuchera a really grey don't believe the pictures!!!!!!!! I have over 80 different cultivars here. I'm a crazy collector.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 22, 2014 8:46 AM CST
80 cultivars????Yup I would certainly say that is a collection. nodding

Mamajack, I noticed in your original post you mentioned you could not grow the big leaf hostas. May I ask why you can't?
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Sep 22, 2014 7:33 PM CST
Yes Barb they were my dogs, but that was quite some time ago.
Julia is right none of them are a true grey. Glitter does have some nice silvering and does have Villosa in it's background.

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