Heucheras forum: Plant Identification

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Name: Lin Jarvis
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linjarvis
Aug 26, 2015 8:08 PM CST
I asked this question in the question forum but only got a single reply. That person thought this plant could possibly be Crimson Curls Coral Bells. Do any of your Heuchera enthusiasts tell me what this one is called? Here is a pic of the plant and a close-up of the leaves. Can you help?


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Thanks, Lin
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Aug 26, 2015 11:45 PM CST

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I saw that post but could not positively ID the cultivar. So many purple ones on the market these days. Have you had it for a long time? I was kind of thinking maybe Plum Pudding. Can you try for a clearer picture. What kind of blooms does it have?
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Name: Lin Jarvis
Peterborough, ON, CANADA (Zone 5a)
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linjarvis
Aug 27, 2015 8:36 PM CST
Julia: Until I found this website, I kind of lost interest in this plant. I've tried to find a name for it with some of the local nurseries but with no luck. I've kept better track of the Heuchera I know the names of and can look up information on. This plant, if I remember correctly was put first in a planter I had in either 2012 or 2013. The next year it was under the Birch tree and this year it's in my North Garden - transplanted from under the tree either in 2012 or 2013. I will see if I can get a better pic of it tomorrow. The flowers are pink/white in a fairly tight bunch. Here is a pic of it in the planter - with time and more space to spread out, the edges of the leaves have curled more.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Aug 27, 2015 10:09 PM CST

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Could be this and It does have pink flowers. Very hard to be 100% sure on a plant ID when a tag is lost.
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Name: Lin Jarvis
Peterborough, ON, CANADA (Zone 5a)
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linjarvis
Aug 28, 2015 12:04 PM CST
To compare a few from my garden.
1. Unknown - pictures taken today of plant and then close-up of leaves in part to full shade

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2. Also taken today 2 pics of my Plum Pudding in sun and partial shade, as well as my Sugar Plum - 2 pics of one plant grown in part to full shade and 1 pic of plant grown in sun to partial shade

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3. 2 pics taken 20 Aug of my Dolce Licorice Coral Bells

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4. 2 pics taken today of my Crimson Curls that someone else thought it might be

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It would be best to see them side by side but gotta take what you get. Lin
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Aug 28, 2015 2:31 PM CST

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Do you think it could be a seedling? I have had plants growing in the garden from dropped seed.
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Name: Lin Jarvis
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linjarvis
Aug 28, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Julia - it definitely wasn't a seedling. It's always been a fair sized plant - I do remember that. Maybe I should cut a fair sized leaf and carry it around the garden holding it up to the leaves on other plants. I have difficulty bending over without getting dizzy and cannot squat or kneel so I have been putting that off - do you think that might be the best way to see if it's the same as one of my other plants? I know growing them in different light sources or in different soil can change the colouring and/or plant size etc. Lin
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Aug 28, 2015 6:29 PM CST

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It's not Plum Pudding because that has white blooms. Maybe Bob will have an idea @NJBob
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Aug 28, 2015 7:47 PM CST

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My guess would be Shanghai. It does have white flowers but when they open they have a pink look similar to your picture, and that is around the time it was released. But with all the color changes they go thru and how many look similar it is a tough call.
Name: Lin Jarvis
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linjarvis
Aug 29, 2015 5:34 PM CST
One of my fav garden centres has closed for the season but the owner/operator has agreed I can bring her some samples of the leaves and flowers next year and she'll have a go at it. Lin
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Aug 29, 2015 7:40 PM CST

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Wow they close early there.
Name: Lin Jarvis
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linjarvis
Aug 30, 2015 4:13 PM CST
This Centre started as a private garden that they were able to expand upon and to turn vacant land behind the house into growing beds. They bring in new plants and some varieties of plants each year but grow many of their own to sell. In many cases, if you call or e-mail the owner beforehand, she will go out the morning you are coming and dig up a fresh plant to sell to you. The larger centres stay open all year round although only for a few days a week in the winter usually. A lot of places have big sales right now but my experience has been that planting things from nurseries this time of year is too late for them to get really settled. I've heard others say they have no problem but not me. If I divide my own established plants they will usually do okay as they are going into the same soil in the same conditions or into pots that I'll bury in the garden soil for the winter for a spring sale. The weather is very unpredictable this time of year. It's summer but leaves are turning bright orange with cooler nights and all of a sudden it will be fall. Right now it's only 24 C out but because of 70% humidity it feels like 30 C. It's to be 17 C overnight and tomorrow 28 C but will feel like 35 C. When it feels like 30 C or more, I can't go outside or try to do anything because of my heart condition. We are to have similar daytime temps for the next 2 weeks but it will drop to 14 C and below by the 10th (a week and a half from now). 14 = 57 F, 17 = 63 F, 24 = 75 F, 30 = 86 F, and 35 = 95 F.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 30, 2015 6:53 PM CST

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Most of the garden centers here close a couple of weeks after Christmas and reopen in April. I do ok with most Fall planting except Echinacea which needs to be in the ground before Aug. to overwinter.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Aug 30, 2015 7:37 PM CST

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The nurseries around here are open most all year long. A few close for 2 weeks after Christmas.
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Name: Lin Jarvis
Peterborough, ON, CANADA (Zone 5a)
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linjarvis
Sep 6, 2015 2:58 PM CST
It's really nice to go into a nursery here that stays open all winter - to be in a tropical type setting looking through the greenhouse glass at piles of snow. There is one near where I used to work and I would go over sometimes during my lunch hour and just meander through the plants in the damp warmth.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 6, 2015 3:28 PM CST

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I do that sometimes in January.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Sep 6, 2015 9:06 PM CST

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Garden centers with greenhouses do not exist much around here anymore. Most have turned them into just plain shopping areas for pond stuff and decorations. The last one that did tropical plants just sold their land to Quick Check. I guess tropical plants do not really sell much or there is not enough money in them to be worth it in this area.
Name: Lin Jarvis
Peterborough, ON, CANADA (Zone 5a)
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linjarvis
Sep 6, 2015 9:27 PM CST
Up here we have greenhouses for most plants. When the nursery plants arrive for spring planting in May, many of the annuals and some of the perennials are put outside but many remain in greenhouses or under overhead cover to protect the plants from too much sun and hard rain. Even the temporary nurseries set up at the larger grocery stores have temporary greenhouses and some temporary shelters leaving only the hardiest of annual and perennials, shrubs, and trees outside full time.

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