Heucheras forum: Starting from seed-help please

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Name: Lisa Slavens
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Mar 18, 2015 10:53 PM CST
I have been a member at ATP for about a month and I LOVE THIS SIGHT AND COMMUNITY!!

Been floating around reading and learning. My question is:
Are heuchera's difficult to start from seed? What is the process?

I can't afford to buy plants, I get them from Wally World but they usually only have two different ones. Prices on e-bay and the internet way exceed my budget.

Any instructions and/or advice would be much appreciated.

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chelle
Mar 19, 2015 5:36 AM CST
Hi Lisa,

This thread may answer some of your questions. The thread "Heuchera from seed?" in Heucheras forum Smiling
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springcolor
Mar 19, 2015 4:52 PM CST

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Hi Lisa, Welcome!
I grew heuchera from seed one year and was very successful. You can buy seed or save seed from your own heuchera. I saved seed from a bunch of my heuchera and grew a nice variety as you can see in the link that Chelle posted. They are very easy, I started in the greenhouse in about February but I'm sure with a bright warm location you could do this in the house or winter sow. They are slow growing but you could get nice plants by late summer. I planted the seed in a nursery tray with about 2-3 inches of seed soil, sprinkled them over the top(they are very small seeds), covered with a clear plastic dome. Takes about 2 weeks or less for germination. When they a 2 or three leave I transplant into 4 inch containers. Hope you have some luck with this.
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NJBob
Mar 19, 2015 6:57 PM CST

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Welcome! Lisa.
They seem pretty easy to start from seed. But if you want any mature plants and you have a Lowe's by you check their clearance racks for some good deals.

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