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Huechera just planted out in tub on balcony


By Balcony

Huechera just planted out in tub on balcony (Heuchera americana (Alum Root))

Huechera just planted out in tub on balcony

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I love these and have several the foliage is so nice it really doesn't matter about flowers ...

20 Oct, 2014


I agree completely, Amy! Though this is the only Heuchera I have! Apart from seeing people's photos on here I've seen several different colour plants outside a community centre my wife & I used to pass every day on the way to her place of work.

Since my wife retired from her work at the start of January this year we have been back that way only a few times. Just a few weeks ago when we passed the place again after a couple of months I noticed they were now missing! They had been there for about 3 years.

Do you know how they are propagated? By division, perhaps? Although I've seen different colours, that seem to indicate hybridisation, I doubt they come true from seed.

22 Oct, 2014


We divide ours Balcony it may be that its nearing the end of the season some are not as winter hardy as others and have been moved to a sheltered spot ,they are not to keen in hot sun We had to move a couple into a shadier spot as they 'flagged' in the sun and are much better in partial shade ,having said that some do say full sun I found it was the copper and lighter colours that liked to be in the shade the darker ones seem hardier ,best to go by the label ... my label also says to cut the foliage down in the spring to encourage new growth ...

22 Oct, 2014


Thanks for that info, Amy. I thought that was probably how they were propagated.

22 Oct, 2014

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