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May 13, 2013 5:06 PM CST
|I've grown heucheras for almost 20 years, and began adding heucherellas within the past 3-4 years. I've seen how foliage color is at its best in the spring but I've never seen anything like this before! Below is the cultivar I bought as H. 'Gold Zebra' last summer. At the time it had the vivid red veins and coloration just like the pictures I've seen of it. But when the new foliage came in this spring, it was solid gold at first!! I thought, "good grief, has this reverted?" I couldn't figure out what had happened because I KNEW it had red veins last year. Now it is slowly beginning to get some color, but it still isn't as bright as it was last season or as I've seen in the pictures. Do the leaves on this cultivar typically show more color as the season progresses? Hope that someone else grows this and can help. |
Here's how it looks today. It gets at least half shade where it is planted. What is going on?
May 13, 2013 6:35 PM CST
|I have never had that one come back for me, But if it grows like Alabama Sunrise the red will increase as the season progresses|
May 13, 2013 6:55 PM CST
|Thanks for the information, Bob. I'll monitor this over the next few weeks and months and see if the color darkens. I'll bet it behaves like Alabama Sunrise.|
May 13, 2013 8:22 PM CST
floota said:... Do the leaves on this cultivar typically show more color as the season progresses? ..
Yes. The color and veining increase as the weather warms.
April and May
All 5 GZ's I have are grown in shade.
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May 13, 2013 8:41 PM CST
|Thanks, that helps. We've had precious little warm weather so far this season - supposed to freeze tonight.|
May 20, 2013 3:23 AM CST
|It's beautiful to me. I love the way these change.|