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I find I've lost some of my heucheras this year.  Even one I had in a very sheltered place.  Are the lime coloured ones more tender than some of the others?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    I can't keep them ellie. I've had several over time and all I have now is one really sick looking Palace Purple. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,244

    I dont think hardiness is an issue, but many of the newer types particularly the paler colours do not seem to live long. I have had some heucheras for many years. I split the regularly which seems to promote vigour. Other types I have tried only seem to last a season.

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,821

    I have some Silver somethings with mottled purple foliage which survive everything the recent winters have thrown at them but they are in full sun in a slighty raised bed and have a low box hedge all round their bed so get protection from the worst of the easterly winds which are so freezing and dessicating.   

    Others purpley ones in the garden do better or worse depending on how sheltered they are but none of the lime green, ambers, caramels, raspberry or very dark colours survive prolonged cold and damp.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,246
    Brumbull wrote (see)

    Not heard of that one verdi ... image

    Brum-Is Verdun not content with his he composing now???(Verdi...get it?) Or is it just the Four Seasons.. I'd put my coat on but it's too hot for one!!

    I really like that Silvery one in your pic Brum. That would brighten up my horrible fence -en masse in hanging troughs to hide it!

    I feel a trip to the nursery coming on...image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,540
    I think I might have lost my dark red one, but the ones with the creamy yellow flowers has survived.
  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    I have a heuchera 'Shanghai', lovely purply/silver foliage and it has survived the winter in the garden looking good all the time, Now putting on new growth image

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