Heucheras forum: New to Heuchera

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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jul 11, 2012 4:01 PM CST
I have some heuchera that is overrun by ajuga in a small area I have outside my townhouse, but do love all the lovely colors and decided to try to make a planter featuring these beauties.

Do they do OK in planters?? Confused

( I have a large bowl shaped hyperfufa that I want to put them in.) I saw so many great pictures in the container forums that feature them but wanted to come to your forum as I figured you are the experts.... I'm all ears! I'm all ears!

Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jul 11, 2012 5:33 PM CST
They do even better in containers in my opinion.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 11, 2012 5:43 PM CST
OH good. Is there anything I should know about their care and feeding? Hilarious!
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clintbrown
Jul 11, 2012 5:54 PM CST
Heucheras like a well-drained soil amended with organic matter. The newer varieties bred from Heuchera villosa, a heuchera native to the southeast, can take full sun if enough water is given. Heuchera breeder Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nurseries cautions against feeding heucheras, as too much nitrogen can kill a plant.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 11, 2012 5:58 PM CST
Thanks, Have made note to self.. now if I can find it in my mental filing system when I need it Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jul 11, 2012 7:02 PM CST

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Give 5 10 5 once a year in the spring. In containers just stick to the ones that do not get very large.
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Carolyn22
Jul 11, 2012 7:44 PM CST
Heuchera prefer to be kept on the dry side as well. Check the soil before you water. If the soil is moist, I would wait on watering. They don't like wet feet at all.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jul 11, 2012 8:04 PM CST
well drained soil, don't water till dry, feed once a spring 5-10-5, OK for shade (I have lots of that). Got it.. I'm all ears!

Will probably plant them tomorrow. Pictures to follow nodding

Thanks, I'll keep reading the forum to gather other pointers. I tip my hat to you.

Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jul 11, 2012 9:28 PM CST

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Good luck , looking forward to your pictures.
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Christine27360
Jul 20, 2012 8:41 AM CST
Also there are mini heuch available -- those are great in containers!! Hurray!
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