Poorly evergreen heaucra

I have been rather worried about my stunning vibrant reddy/purple heaucra for a week, today I saw it in daylight and was shocked. It's flopped, leaves curled looks like it's dying back and giving up. Last year this was stunning all through the winter and flowered its socks off this summer.

 

should I cut off some of the  stem that appears to have healthy tips and try and root this??? What's going on, is this more hard earned plant pennies going into foliage heaven!!! ????

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  • Weird! I have 2 at the back on the clay soil and the pride and joy at the front on sandy soil looks like it's dying back, the stems and centre leaves are tiny but look fine, all old and external leaves are brown around the edges and curling.

    would it help to cut off some of the stem where it has a neat centre and pot them up and hope, do they root this way? I don't really have the funds to buy treatments, I spent my garden fund this year image

  • Red Dahlia - if the answer is vine weevil, as well it might, you don't have to spend money in the short term.  In fact chemical treatments don't work well unless you are treating a pot.  In the soil its too hard to direct.  Just dig up your plant and check for those fat white maggots with brown heads.  Its just about warm enough to get away with this.  If you find the maggots it's a case of carefully searching them out and getting rid before replanting.  Not a permanent solution but it will allow your plant to survive for another day.  If you don't find them you've a different problem.  In my experience heuchera's don't look wonderful in the winter though.

  • Thanks, will excavate and I may pot on. 

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