Heuchera:  Jewels in the garden

By goldfinch4
June 12, 2010

Heuchera (pronounced Hew-ker-ah), also commonly called Coral Bells or alum root, are known and planted mostly for their bright, colorful leaves that bring jewel tones to the garden.

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Sep 29, 2010 1:33 PM CST
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Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
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Another love of mine...along with the semps, etc. Lovey dubby
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Sep 30, 2010 2:24 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Hi Linda - good to see you over here. I love these too. But then again, there are lots of plants I get really carried away with. Whistling
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Oct 20, 2013 9:51 AM CST
Name: Renée
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I can't believe I missed this article the first time around! Thanks for all the wonderful pics! Believe it or not, I only have one, and I got it because they are "deer resistant". I didn't buy any others after I caught a deer munching on it. I know, there's no such thing as deer-PROOF. I have moved from the woods to the city, now, and my apartment building has a shade garden that we are allowed to contribute to.
I may still try them again at my parents' home in the woods, and use Deer Scram around them. Seeing all those pretty colors together would be worth it.
I just HAVE to have that "French Quarter", since I was born in New Orleans. Lovey dubby
Thanks for the article with all those wonderful pics!
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Oct 20, 2013 10:59 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Hi Renee,

I'm glad to see people are still running across these old articles once in a while. Last winter we had 3 really bad ice storms after all the snow had melted, and it really took a toll on a bunch of my plants, especially the heuchera. I spend the entire summer nursing along the ones I had and didn't even add any new ones. I'd say I lost about 1/3 of them. Really disappointing. But we live outside the city limits, not really out in the open countryside, but we do have fields all around us, and no protection for the plants. So I guess I'm lucky any survived. Maybe next year I'll add to my collection again. They're too pretty to give up on.

French Quarter was a hard one to find. It's not known to be a real strong one, but I've had mine for about 4 years now, I think, and its one of my favorites. Hope you're able to find it!
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