Shade Gardening forum: what is the normal lifespan of Heuchera

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Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2016 10:20 PM CST
Can anyone tell me how long coral bells last or how to propagate them in my garden for many years to come?
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Aug 22, 2016 2:40 PM CST
I think (IMO) that choosing the right variety for your climate is critical. I've spent some bucks on Heucheras but while they can be winter-hardy, our summers can do them in.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 22, 2016 2:56 PM CST
The thread "Saving a heuchera/heucherella" in Heucheras forum
They will not tolerate wet feet. Dapple sunlight I think is best or morning sun. In your area maybe nothing after say 11. I have some in more sun but I'm in Washington state on the wet side.
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Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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Aug 22, 2016 3:29 PM CST
And I'm just trying to figure out what "wet feet" mean. Does that mean dry like bearded iris? Or does wet feet mean muddy?

Most articles say damp. In Utah.. If you can keep it damp we call it wet.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 22, 2016 4:37 PM CST
Free draining soil, like something you would grow roses in, never any standing water.. I have dry summers so water regularly.
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Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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Aug 22, 2016 4:44 PM CST
Ok that makes sense. 😊

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