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Re: Heuchera Division

Thanks - you hit the right nerve here.  The Coral Bell Heucheras I used to
have were surrounded by Lamium and didn't do so well.  An unencumbered Alum
Root Heuchera I have is doing well.  I just thought it was a difference in
the species, but perhaps it was the groundcover.  I  have one called Crown
Jewels that does well every year but never gets any bigger than it was
originally.  This year I bought several new varieties including Amber Waves,
and I wanted to stay up on the best way to care for them.  Thanks so much.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Veca" <romans8@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Heuchera Division

> on 8/13/03 1:41 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:
> dug and reset - Heuchera
> I've dug mine up (Coral Bells) & gently pulled them apart. Some were large
> clumps & I cut them apart with a knife Or split them with a trowel. At the
> same time I look for any roots that may be dead & clean up the divisions.
> It's easier to do this rather than take the long way to get a plant from
> cuttings, which I never tried.
> If you wait longer than 3 yrs., they can get to huge clumps & they do tend
> to push up hence drying fast in hot weather. They do take dry conditions
> quite well. They don't do as well if ground covers have a chance to grow
> into / cover them/ Sort of smothers them. I have some in Cotoneaster
> cover. Need to periodically get in & cut out the runners.
> On this note, I'm looking forward for the visit from Melody & her family
> this Sat. & Judy B. to come next week, Tues. It will be gr888 to see them.
> We're having FANTASTIC weather. Stay tuned.
> Tony Veca <><
> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> Vancouver, WA  USA
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