Heucheras forum: Heuchera 'Zipper'

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Oct 24, 2013 12:51 AM CST
Have any of you seen this one yet? It looks so interesting!

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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Oct 24, 2013 1:41 AM CST
Based on the info on Tera Nova's site, it's ideal for the deep south with high humidity. The site lists three species in the breeding. The villosa heuchera is native to the southeast, so my guess is that even if it is listed as good for northern gardens, it may not do well without the humidity needed during the summer season. Of course, that is just a guess on my part.

Even tho' I like the photos, I'd be hesitant to try it in my climate which has very low humidity during the summer months.

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Lyn
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Oct 24, 2013 9:00 AM CST

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Only pictures of it , will most likely try next Spring.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Oct 24, 2013 9:58 AM CST

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I have it. Just bought it this spring. I'll get a picture today. It reminds me a lot of marmalade but will more waves to the leaves.
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Oct 24, 2013 11:46 AM CST
Thanks!
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Oct 24, 2013 12:27 PM CST

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I just hope it is a better plant then Marmalade, that series has never overwintered for me.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Oct 24, 2013 4:30 PM CST

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Here is zipper
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Only a small plug this spring and only planted in the ground a few weeks ago.

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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Oct 24, 2013 5:20 PM CST

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Nice color , will have to remember to ask you how it made it through winter.
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clintbrown
Jan 4, 2014 7:21 PM CST
Very nice. I saw a new one today on Facebook called "XXL" - It looked huge. I hope I can add that one too.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jan 4, 2014 7:28 PM CST

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I was on I Love host's site yesterday and these are going to be offered in 2014
Lava Lamp
Blackberry Ice
Black Beauty
Bronze Beauty
Cappuccino, This is an old one but have not seen it on the market
Dew Drop, I have wanted this for 2 years
Cherry Sorbet, Wow very Pink/ red
Cinnamon Curls
Fire Works
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Fire Frost
Kira Alpine Forest
Grape Soda
Red Expo
Many don't have a picture but I will keep checking. I would like to try the artist series of heuchera.
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jan 5, 2014 4:46 PM CST

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I tried to order Cherry Sorbet last year , but they said the grower had a crop failure. I hope they get it this season.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 5, 2014 5:06 PM CST

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Same here. Love the color
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Cinta
Dec 14, 2015 6:38 PM CST
@springcolor,
Julia how did Zipper do for you? It is cheap enough for me on Santa Rosa 6.95 but just wondering if it survived for you. I know my climate is worst than what you experience and you usually have good luck but I am still wondering how it did for you.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Dec 14, 2015 8:25 PM CST

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I bought Zipper as a plug and it died. Grumbling So bought a 4 inch plant end of summer at a local nursery. So far still alive, ask me again in May. Sorry not much help but it sure is a pretty one. I'm done with plugs for heuchera too many casualties.
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Cinta
Dec 14, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Thank you Julia. I know about plugs the same thing happened to me. Could have been because it was a Terra Nova co-op and I do not have much luck with their plants anyway. But all my plug Hercs died too. They are too tender for my climate to do that again.

I will order it Santa Rosa is sending these next Spring so I will see. I am having good luck with them in big pots on the patio. The pots are very large and thick tree pots that are 4' tall and 3' wide. I mulch them good and they seem to love this treatment.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Dec 15, 2015 12:24 AM CST

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I'm not sure what it is but I want a bigger plant with these heuchera then the plugs provide. I'm just getting tiered of babying them for 2 years, even then they still seem less vigorous than a full grown plant from the nursery. I meant to collect seeds from my heuchera to sow this year but sadly life got busy and I didn't get to it. The ones that I grew a few years ago from my seeds are mostly still nice plants. However just not as showy as the commercial hybrids. One new one that I would love to buy is Champagne, love the color on that one. Kind of reminds me of 'Ginger Ale' , hope one of the locals around here will sell it.
Cinta, good luck with 'zipper'. Keep us posted on how it does.
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Cinta
Dec 15, 2015 9:48 PM CST
Heuchera Champagne, hummmm I have not seen that one I will have to google that one.

I could not believe how big my plants were this summer after growing them in pots. I have never had plants this big unless I purchased them this big.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Dec 15, 2015 10:03 PM CST

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What kind of soil did you use in the containers?
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Cinta
Dec 17, 2015 3:53 PM CST
I have 4 acres and lots and lots of trees. I stuffed the bottom of the pots with leaves from oak trees, and I have several pine trees that drop needles like a oak tree shedding its leaves in the Fall. So those pine needles were mixed in with all the leaves. On top of that I had some homemade compost. So this soil is rich, rich, rich.

I would say they did better because of the pot soil but where I was trying to grow them is in what was once a gravel patio outside the master bedroom. That gravel is covered with 5 ft of the same thing I am using in the pots. The only different is there is gravel in the garden giving more drainage. They were dying every winter. I have not been able to keep them alive through the winter.

I will look through my pics to show the difference of size I received and what just one season produced in the pots.

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