Andrew Lietzow wrote:
re:>>Please, someone correct me on my procedure which yielded nothing
but dead plants...
In order to be accurate, "the corrector" would like to correct "the
RE>> Heucherella 'Burnished Bronze' winter losses.
I was mistaken that I had lost the whole lot of these. Out of
36, I found that I have 16 that made it, not 0. Please
accept my correction. However, even with about 1/2 loss, this is
still too high. Since Heucherella would seem to be an excellent companion
plant to Hosta, I was hoping to find success in growing this plant.
I'll ask my vendor to see what they recommend but is anyone familiar with
a more tried and proven protocol? In general, I have found the
Heuchera, Heucherella, and Pulmonaria ALL to be much more difficult to
overwinter than Hostas (at least, when over-wintered in containers).
BTW, I believe Heuchera 'Cappucino' is one of the nicest newer varieties
of Heuchera I have seen. It is a very strong grower and we like
that here. Don't like wimpy Hostas and I don't like wimpy Heuch's.... :-)
Andrew C. Lietzow, Hacker - The ACL Group, Inc.
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