lost 4 heuchera this summer

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lost 4 heuchera this summer

Postby boops » Jul 13, 2013 3:45 pm

Lost several heuchera from the weather here. First it was cold then it got blaring hot and rainy. I think root rot. Anyone else lose theirs? My sis-in-law said the fancy ones are short lived perennials and die after a few years. My crimson curls-only one lived, lost one of my venus and a melting fire and can't find can-can. :bawl: I think too much rain did them in.
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Re: lost 4 heuchera this summer

Postby Chris_W » Jul 13, 2013 11:08 pm

Yes, they don't do well with a lot of water and like really good drainage. We grow ours in containers with really well drained soil with great results, though sometimes a really wet winter still sets them back some.
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Re: lost 4 heuchera this summer

Postby boops » Jul 14, 2013 6:17 am

I guess I'll dig up some of the other ones looking poorly and add some vermiculite and rough mulch to the hole and cross my fingers.
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