Heucheras forum: Some basic questions

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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Jun 27, 2017 12:46 PM CST

I'm a hosta grower from way back and for the most part I've added Heucheras amongst the Hostas for extra interest and colour, but I've really not paid them much attention. I'm now at a point of trying to ID some of the ones I have and generally pay them more attention.

I've been perusing listings in the plant database and I've got a couple of questions. I know some hostas vary widely in colour based on their light conditions and the part of the season. I've noticed that my 'Tiramisu' Heuchera varies in colour throughout the season. As I look at pictures from the database, I've seeing a wide variety of colours for the same variety. Do most, or many, change colour during the season? And does light affect the colour much?

Thanks for your thoughts.


Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Jun 27, 2017 3:48 PM CST


They change color throughout the season. Best color is when it is cooler in the Spring and Fall. Light conditions affect color on most of them. Alot depends on what species they are bred from with some having better color with more sun and others liking a bright area with no direct sun.

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