Heucheras forum: Winter heaving

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Sep 8, 2014 12:46 PM CST
I am going to try what I do with hostas and see if it works. The only ones that heaved were the ones in the raised bed.

I have a stack of red bricks from a project done on the house. I use them to circle around the hosta and I mulch with leaves. I have never had my hostas winter heave since I did that.

We have freezes and always have a winter thaw that kill any plant that have a tendency to heave in our freeze and thaw weather.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Sep 8, 2014 3:36 PM CST


Heuchera heave much more then Hosta. In the same garden that the Heuchera heave the Hosta are all fine.. The bricks should help, but I find that mulch does not really do anything but make it harder to see if the pant heaved.

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