Shade Gardening forum: heuchera. Anyone know good vendors?

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Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 20, 2016 9:43 PM CST
Hi, I am looking for Hueshera to add to my Hosta garden. Does anyone know a great vendor?
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Aug 21, 2016 7:28 AM CST
If you're on Facebook there's a gentleman named Jonathan Plater that sells shade perennials. He's in a sellers group. He also sells hosta...
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Rose1656 said:If you're on Facebook there's a gentleman named Jonathan Plater that sells shade perennials. He's in a sellers group. He also sells hosta...


Is he here on Garden.org?
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
Aug 21, 2016 3:23 PM CST
I don't think so, but if you post your question on the heuchera forum you'll get references for reliable sellers. NJBOB is a collector. I myself have several varieties, but I buy from a co-op so I can't help you with an answer!
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2016 3:28 PM CST
Ok. I sent him a message on Facebook.

I couldn't find the Huechera forum
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Aug 21, 2016 3:43 PM CST
Go to the forums and I think it's in the individual plants list. There's also a group on Facebook you can join, but I don't think there's any sellers on that one. Lots of pretty pictures though!
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 21, 2016 6:51 PM CST
Santa Rosa Gardens have plants at good prices, lots of sales but a limited selection.
Ilovehosta.net has smaller plants but they have always done well for me. They have a good selection and get the newest varieties before just about anybody else.

Visit us on the Heuchera forum if you have any questions. http://garden.org/forums/view/heucheras/
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2016 7:27 PM CST
Thank you!!

I just found some at my local grocery store marketplace on clearance. A gallon pot for $4.

Each pot had 3 plants so I bought 4 pots. (12 plants.)


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Any advise on how to keep them alive in my garden for more than a couple of years??
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Aug 22, 2016 9:44 AM CST
Why would you think they only last 2 years? I've had several in my gardens for at least 6 years and they're still going strong. I've divided some of them to spread throughout my gardens. Unless you don't water them or just totally neglect them they should return for years.
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 22, 2016 1:43 PM CST
I thought I read somewhere where they are short lived perennials. Good to know they will be around for years.!!
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
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NJBob
Aug 22, 2016 7:38 PM CST
They can be short lived i you never divide , if you do you can have them many years. Also you will find the background of the plants matter for your area. For me ones with Villlosa in their background do best.

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