Perennials forum: Thought I was done

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Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
May 1, 2015 10:42 PM CST
So I just ordered some hostas go on the north side of the house.I though hmm they need some color.
Checked out coral bells from the shade plant list wow all those colors.
Now I have to save up for coral bells ,so many to chose from.
Think I might just go for this collection.
http://www.gilberthwild.com/Perennial-Let-The-Bells-Ring-Col...
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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 1, 2015 11:15 PM CST
Nice! we love hostas and coral bells!!
Name: Julia
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springcolor
May 2, 2015 9:17 AM CST
That looks like a nice assortment. Give us a picture when they arrive.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
May 2, 2015 9:24 AM CST
Beautiful assortment!
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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 2, 2015 9:07 PM CST
nice list! so many great choices and so hard to choose! coral bells are kinda our go to plant. we have lots of shade here in Gold Bar and coral bells fill a lot of holes for us!

heres one of our favorites; "Venus":


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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
May 2, 2015 9:35 PM CST
Nice! Thumbs up
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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 2, 2015 10:08 PM CST
sorry, I originally posted my pic as, "Marvelous Marble". its actually "Venus".
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Cinta
May 3, 2015 2:49 PM CST
I love them but they do not like my climate. I have had better luck with survival growing them in pots over the winter. I still remember when I first saw purple palace and went crazy buying all the pretty colors and every Spring seeing nothing but a dead plant.

Hope over to the Heuchera forum before you go crazy buying the little pretty plants. They are not as hardy and easy as Hostas in cold climate.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
May 3, 2015 3:33 PM CST
Cinta, what do you think they are responding to in your climate?
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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 3, 2015 6:31 PM CST
we don't do well with heuchera very often either. every once in a while we'll get one that thrives, but not too often. we absolutely love them, but for some reason...
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Cinta
May 3, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Catmint20906 said:Cinta, what do you think they are responding to in your climate?


The winter weather. They are beautiful all summer. I have had a few that will last a year or two but after the third winter they are dead. Our winters are rain, rain, freezing rain, then snow. No break in that pattern. You can have perfect drainage but when it rains every day leading up to the freeze then snow you have dead Coral Bells.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
May 3, 2015 7:28 PM CST
That's too bad! Crying I guess you are just enough further north of us to make that kind of difference... Thumbs down
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Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
May 5, 2015 6:54 AM CST
The north sides stays dry and has poor soil that is less then ideal.Roots should be ok there.
I have gone with
Midnight Rose

Caramel

Palace Purple

Coral Forest
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Marvelous Marble


If you would have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 5, 2015 8:32 AM CST
Lovely choices.

The peach family of heuchera has never done well for me but the Palace Purple, Midnight Rose and a host of the darker ones do fine. Citronelle is always splendid unless the deer stop for a midnight snack.

The tiny leaved, Canyon Duet, is sweet and gives me no grief.

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