Heucheras forum: Heuchera 'turkey necking'

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
May 31, 2015 5:36 AM CST
hi, fellow heuchera lovers. Thumbs up I just heard the term 'turkey necking' for the first time. I'm wondering if someone has a photo of it they could post, so I have a visual of what it looks like? I read the description, but hard for me to visualize... Confused
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
May 31, 2015 7:27 AM CST
I found one on here! It's just when the base gets tall. My mom grows African Violets and after a few years they do the same thing. This link shows how to fix them by dividing and restarting.

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
May 31, 2015 8:34 AM CST

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Here's a few more I took this morning.
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You can do 2 things with this situation.
1) cut of the turkey neck near the soil and replant cutting into fresh potting soil. It will root in about 3 weeks. I pot mine up in quart size containers so I can control the moisture. You can use a root power if you like, I do. The part that is left in the ground should sport new leaves and make a plant. Also clip the stems away from the main stock just to clean things up. You can see the old stems in picture 2.
2) Dig the plant up and lower it so the soil level is inline with the bottom leaves.

I like to do 1 because then I get more plants.

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
May 31, 2015 8:38 AM CST
Awesome advice, Julia! These plants are so resilient.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
May 31, 2015 8:39 AM CST

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Yes, they are as long as they get good drainage.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
May 31, 2015 9:12 AM CST
Thanks so much, Clint and Julia!! Thank You! Thumbs up That is good to know!!
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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 31, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Ciscoe Morris is our local Master Gardener and television Gardening host, as well as having a radio call in show that ive called hundreds of times over the years. heres his advice on dealing with the "palm tree" syndrome that sometimes appear on Heuchera... ive done it. works wonders!!

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/lifestyle/ciscoe-morris-giv...
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
May 31, 2015 4:51 PM CST
Thanks Jason! Thank You! Thumbs up
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