Heucheras forum: Midnight Rose

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Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
Jan 27, 2016 12:31 PM CST

This is a heuchera I have on my wish list. Is it a variety you would recommend? Heucheras are rather iffy here but I keep trying! I particularly like the splashes of pink on this one.
Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Jan 27, 2016 1:00 PM CST
Debbie, it grows here for me. I've had it for years and divided it a number of times so I think it is a really hardy one.
We have real similar growing weather so I think it should grow for you also.
Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
Jan 27, 2016 1:22 PM CST
Thanks Susie. I'll give it a try then. I'm anxious to see if the new ones from last year survive. Eternally hopefully, lol.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jan 27, 2016 2:19 PM CST

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I agree It's a good one. Have had mine for years.
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jan 27, 2016 8:10 PM CST

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I agree It has been a very good plant.
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Cinta
Apr 24, 2016 10:19 PM CST
It has been good for me as usual in a pot in my area. Did anyone hear about this......

"Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’ has deep purple, nearly black, leaves with flecks of hot pink. The pink mottling was not as extensive as advertised. However, an improved form has recently been released which displays more of the characteristic pink flecks. We have yet to obtain the improved form for comparison. ‘Midnight Rose’ formed nicely shaped, dense clumps; however, they didn’t seem to grow very much. As a sport of Heuchera ‘Obsidian’, ‘Midnight Rose’ not surprisingly performed very well in full sun conditions."

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Apr 25, 2016 9:29 AM CST

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When I when to a lecture with Dan Himes he addressed this subject. At the time you could buy 'Midnight Rose' and 'Midnight Rose Select'. He said that they where going to drop the standard 'Midnight Rose' and only sell the select but under the 'midnight Rose' name.
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NJBob
Apr 25, 2016 10:23 AM CST

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I have both and really do not see any difference.
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Cinta
Apr 26, 2016 1:16 PM CST
I find it strange that they were going with the improved plant. Because the last two I purchased have very little pink.

The first one I purchased years ago had a lot of pink in the leaves and it looked very nice with my pink Fairy Rose. When it died I purchased another 2 yrs ago it has very little pink. I purchased another one last year and again there is very little pink.

I think the retailer greed interrupted the plan of the breeders. I think the original was purchased from the sellers and they are still propagating from the plant that had less pink.

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