My Coral Bells Are Dead

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My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby Midnight Reiter Too » Jun 05, 2009 8:58 am

i planted them in pots last year, but they obviously didn't survive the winter.
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby govgirl75 » Jun 05, 2009 9:51 am

:cry:
I have had a couple go by the wayside over the winter. Both were new varieties and in the ground for one year. They seemed pretty well established, too. I hate when that happens.
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby John » Jun 05, 2009 9:30 pm

Sorry to hear it. I've been disappointed in them, as they were supposed to be companions to the hostas, in the shade. But, in the shade, most of the burgundies and purples turn green. And they won't tolerate dry shade, which is a big problem under my trees, although the hostas are fine once established.

I recommend hostas in containers, though. At least 50% fine pine bark to the mix, for good drainage. I usually shelter them in some way, like up against the house, and under the canopy, but last year left them to their on devices and they were all fine.
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby nanny_56 » Jun 06, 2009 6:39 pm

I lost my little Peach Flambe...it was a real pretty color too.
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby Midnight Reiter Too » Jun 08, 2009 12:10 am

nanny_56 wrote:I lost my little Peach Flambe...it was a real pretty color too.


Yes, that's a beautiful plant! I'm sorry you lost it.
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby Midnight Reiter Too » Jun 08, 2009 12:12 am

John wrote:Sorry to hear it. I've been disappointed in them, as they were supposed to be companions to the hostas, in the shade. But, in the shade, most of the burgundies and purples turn green. And they won't tolerate dry shade, which is a big problem under my trees, although the hostas are fine once established.

I recommend hostas in containers, though. At least 50% fine pine bark to the mix, for good drainage. I usually shelter them in some way, like up against the house, and under the canopy, but last year left them to their on devices and they were all fine.


That's a thought. I'm so fickle about the north side of the house... the ONLY shade that I have. I just can't decide what I want between the hydrangeas.
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby gamekeeper » Jun 24, 2009 4:05 pm

My Burgundy I planted last year is gone it came up this spring not very big and fizzled.My hopes were to compliment the Hosta's.
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby I_Dig_it » Jun 30, 2009 5:53 pm

Last year I bought Snow Angel and it was beautiful........last year.
This year it was slow to send up new leaves and when it finally did they were very tiny.
I had to do something to try and save it, so I dug it up and planted it in a more protected area and it's
finally growing more new leaves, but it's a far cry from what it was last year.
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby rosemarie » Feb 12, 2010 12:36 am

Qestion? I read somewhere that you should cut back heuchera in the spring? Good idea or no? The ones I have on the deck are doing well (except for
Ginger Ale)Any ideas ? Also, what is good to feed them? I have some new ones coming and I want to give them a good start.( That is if it ever stops raining here! :hmm:
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby viktoria » Feb 12, 2010 7:15 am

I never cut mine back. A balanced, all purpose fertilizer is fine but coral bells are not heavy feeders so don't over-do it.

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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby gamekeeper » May 04, 2010 2:30 pm

We have several varieties and they thrive in our zone 5 dry shade with ocassional watering.perhaps they prosper better in ground.
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Re: My Coral Bells Are Dead

Postby kaylyred » May 06, 2010 11:27 pm

rosemarie wrote:Qestion? I read somewhere that you should cut back heuchera in the spring? Good idea or no? The ones I have on the deck are doing well (except for
Ginger Ale)Any ideas ? Also, what is good to feed them? I have some new ones coming and I want to give them a good start.( That is if it ever stops raining here! :hmm:


I don't cut mine back usually, I just dead-leaf them (strip out anything that's dead or was damaged over the winter). This year, though, I had a couple that frost heaved and were pretty heavily damaged so I top dressed with some compost to get them tucked back in and then I cut them back to the basal foliage, which was just starting to emerge (this was in early April.) I had honestly thought they were goners, but cutting back seems to have rejuvenated them and they're looking much healthier, if smaller, now. I'd say cutting back works well if you've got heavy damage.
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