Heucheras forum: Who Pollinates their Heuchera?

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Name: Amanda
St Louis Metro (Zone 6b)
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Badcat
Apr 12, 2016 1:06 PM CST
I am very curious as to how it works or if its even possible! I love playing with the daylilies in the summer but this is a whole 'nother ball field lol. The flowers are tiny. Please feel free to spill your info I'm all ears!
Name: Amanda
St Louis Metro (Zone 6b)
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Badcat
Apr 12, 2016 1:12 PM CST
OH! and another ?, are there varieties that are sterile? or ploidys involved?
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 12, 2016 1:55 PM CST

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I have never done any crosses but have collected bee crosses on some of my Heuchera. I got some interesting babies. Mixed all collected seed together so was not keeping track of the pod-parent. Was not even sure they would germinate but they did. Yes, some are sterile.
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Name: Amanda
St Louis Metro (Zone 6b)
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Badcat
Apr 12, 2016 2:06 PM CST
Thanks Julia for the info, much appreciated! Would love to see your babies if you have a pic? Iv never tried germinating them yet.. but Im thinking baby steps.. however my mind is running through everything here that would make an interesting cross! lol
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Apr 12, 2016 2:08 PM CST

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Pictures are on this forum under seed Heuchera. Not sure how far back.
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Apr 12, 2016 2:09 PM CST

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@Badcat this is the thread.
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Amanda
St Louis Metro (Zone 6b)
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Badcat
Apr 25, 2016 1:57 PM CST
I found some pics of a hillside planted in them believe that was the pic...looked great!

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