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HelloI am about to buy some plants for my cottage border


By Tadpole

Gwynedd, United Kingdom Gb


I am about to buy some plants for my cottage border. It gets sun from about 1 -7 in height of summer. It has clay soil. Will Heuchera grow here?

On plant Thank you all very much. Will get that sorted



Hi, heuchera don't like heavy soils, so try to improve it with lots of organic materials, such as well rotted manure, garden compost, spent mushroom compost, or get some soil improver from the gc, you could also add some horticultural grit, to improve drainage, the soil ph, should be neutral to alkaline, Derek.

11 Apr, 2014


I grow Heuchera on clay, improved as derek advises and they do very well but I find they prefer some shade, especially the green and yellow leaved ones.

11 Apr, 2014


Start off with the red ones and see how you go.
You could plant paler ones in containers and move them into a shadier spot if they look as if they are suffering.

12 Apr, 2014

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