Heuchera, part 2

Remember a month or so ago when I visited the local nurseries and found dozens of different Heuchera varieties?

I ended up getting some of them, but used a little trick to save some money.


The plant above is 'Marmalade', and I bought that as a single plant from that local garden center. At the closest Lowe's I found these though:

A trio of plants in a single pot!

Right next to the single-variety plants for the same price:

I think I'll go with the trio and separate them, what do you think?

So I got three varieties for the price of one. Of course the plants are a little smaller, but that won't make much difference in a few months.

I also potted up cuttings from three of my four existing heucheras:

After seeing a video online that shows how easy it is to propagate these from the woody stems, I gave it a try. It seems that all three cuttings have rooted and are growing. I love making new plants!

So my heuchera collection has increased by a few varieties. Exciting!

Have you added any heuchera to your collection this spring? (or are you planning to?)


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Lisa  – (April 8, 2013 at 9:35 AM)  

I love this! I have a vision for a heuchera bed in a section of my garden - these trio plants would be perfect. Like you, I will plant them separately to spread the joy. I have come to appreciate foliage in my garden - added color and interest without the added work that some blooming plants require.

I watched the video - it looks so easy, I will be trying this for sure. Heuchera is ridiculously expensive!

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (April 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM)  

I have the regular coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea) and 'Caramel'. Most of the others fade in our summer heat, even in the shade, and end up looking greenish-gray. Not pleasant. I wish I could grow more of them.

scottweberpdx  – (April 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM)  

I still have a few of them...but, for whatever reason, they sort of fizzle out in the middle of summer for me :-(

LW  – (April 8, 2013 at 1:46 PM)  

Three varieties for the price of one is a great find! I have a couple of Heucheras that I need need take cuttings of and restart, since they're looking rather leggy and sad. The newer varieties like you have are gorgeous, but I miss some of the older ones that had pretty flowers too.

Rock rose  – (April 8, 2013 at 2:05 PM)  

Alan, this is so weird. I just made a comment on a facebook posting and added a link to my blog. What shows up in the picture is your photo the heuchera. It doesn't link to your blog but to mine. Are you tech savy? Understand how that could be?

The Gardening Blog  – (April 9, 2013 at 4:48 AM)  

Nice one. I would have also divided mine, but I really like the three together. I must look out for them here. They are very pretty!! How do they grow....? Bushy or viney?

Anonymous –   – (April 9, 2013 at 6:16 AM)  

I'm trying Obsidian and Lime Rickey Heucheras that I bought on line. Never before bought plants online but hope it works out.

Anonymous –   – (April 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM)  

You inspired me to add more yummy colors of heuchera next to my 6 existing 3 yr old "Lemon Meringue" heucheras. THANK YOU!

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