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Tiarella stolons - stupid question

PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 379
I put in two Tiarella in a shady moist spot, and last year they were magnificent. When they died down in autumn, I was lazy and just left them alone. This year, they are much less vigorous, I suspect due to dry cold spring. I have been watering.

There are several stolons. Should I leave well alone? Should I try and get them to root by eg pegging them down, or should I cut them off and pot them up? Any other suggestions for reinvigorating them?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 36,083
    You can split them, which keeps them going, and you can also pull off any offshoots and pot those up. They're very easy - same as the rest of the family [Heucheras and Heucherellas] 
    They do need plenty of water, so in drier parts if the country a good mulch after winter helps.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 379
    @Fairygirl thanks, will give it a go. Have to admit to getting the watering off to a slow start in April, so need to keep on top of it.
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