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In May I noticed one of my beautiful new heucheras (bought early last year) had succumbed to the horrific rust which had first decimated my heucheras some years ago. There was hardly a leaf unscathed. It was my favourite new one called wild rose, such a beauty, ok in sun too.

Some weeks before I had ordered rubbing alcohol as I had trouble with sooty mold last year and had read that rubbing alcohol could help.

I removed all affected leaves from wild rose and, using cotton eye makeup remover pads soaked in the rubbing alcohol, wiped the remaining leaves. I had nothing to lose. Wild rose was placed in quarantine away from all other heucheras and I would inspect the underside of her leaves every few days, always expecting the worse. Here she is now weeks on. Still no sign of rust.

I will let you know of any change, but possibly a way of controlling or even curing heuchera rust, which I believe came here from USA. Fingers crossed X :-)

Ps no problem with sooty mold this year yet

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that's a good result and I hope it works for the rest of the year too.

21 Jun, 2020


Yay !

22 Jun, 2020


Well it looks as though its definitely worked Ba, thankyou for the tip.....

22 Jun, 2020

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