Posted: 17/02/2013 at 22:41
All quite logical Deena but Heucheras are so different one from another. Some are hardier, more robust and more tolerant of conditions than other varieties. For example, choc ruffles has thrived whereas Berry Smoothy sulked in same spot. A variety Obsidian.....a very dark variety.....thrives with me but one or two yellow varieties struggle. A variety called Marmalade does well yet a similar one just will not grow for me. It's trial and error and I'm not totally sure if soil conditions are whole reason for failure. Vine weevil-prone ground, position, soil, variety, exposure to mid day sun, etc all play a part and I've moved my plants to lots of different areas until I find best ones. I think Heucheras are temperamental...they suffer virus problems very suddenly for example.....but I have found best ones for me simply by experiment. Some in full sun, some in partial shade and others like some yellows in full shade. However I love them and think they are worth growing but they are frustrating at times. One thing.....they do very well in pots in John innes no 3.