Heucheras forum: How good is Havana?

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GTA (Southern Ontario) (Zone 5a)
Jul 5, 2013 4:03 AM CST
I think I am looking for some stunning all season heuchs for a very shady border. I am right now envisioning two of two different varieties (4 in total).

"Havana" looks so great in pictures because of its stunning flowers. I would love to hear more from any of you who has experience with this particular plant. As it seem that the foliage is not exceptional I am hoping that it is a reliable re-bloomer. What say you all?

Any suggestions for my alternating 4 plants?
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Jul 5, 2013 8:15 AM CST


Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Copperbeech.
I have 'Havana' and so far not a great plant. None of the city series have been that great for me. They seem to be weak growers here in the PNW.
Tell me a bit more about your growing area? What area do you live, what kind of shade? Heuchera don't do well in deep shade.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Jul 5, 2013 6:34 PM CST


Havana did very poorly for me and did not overwinter. If you want to try the city series I have heard better things about Paris and Hollywood , but overall the series has not done well for me. I bought Rio this year and so far it is doing well. Lipstick is supposed to have good flowering , but I have not tried that one myself. Regina and Coral Bouquet are older ones that have nice flowering.

Welcome! I hope some of this helped. Different kinds do better in different parts of the country so it would be helpful to know where you are from.
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Jul 7, 2013 6:15 AM CST
Interesting feedback on Havana - I bought Havana several years ago in a co op and it did not make it. I thought perhaps it was because it was a co op plant that I lost it, now I am wondering if it is just a weak plant all the way around....

Copperbeach - welcome. Welcome!
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Jul 16, 2013 12:38 PM CST
I had Havana and it did not make it up here in MN!

Welcome! Welcome! Copperbeech!!
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