What can be planted next to Heuchera?

Asked By: Veta Isern | Last Updated: 7th February, 2020
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Use in a mixed perennial border or in a woodland shade garden along with other shade loving perennials such as bleeding heart, iris and astilbe. Hosta, impatiens, ferns and caladiums are other natural companions. An added bonus for planting heucheras?

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what plants go well with Heuchera?

  • Annuals. Impatiens, begonia, torenia, petunia and verbena all look good when grown alongside coral bells.
  • Bulbs. Crocus, snowdrops, daylilies and iris are just a few of the numerous bulbs that combine well with coral bells.
  • Perennials.
  • Shrubs.

Beside above, can you split Heuchera plants? Division: Divide heuchera as you would any other perennial. Dig the plant out of the ground and cut the root mass into pieces with a shovel or knife. Replant divisions with the crown at the soil level. This can be done every two to three years to keep the plants vigorous.

Besides, how do you plant a Heuchera?


  1. Choose a partial shade position.
  2. If the soil is heavy or is not free draining add lots of well rotted compost and / or grit to the area and dig it in well.
  3. It can be planted all year long if the soil is not frozen and you can water well when conditions are dry.

What is eating my Heuchera?

Weevils. Black vine weevils, Otiorhynchus sulcatus, are chewing pests that sometimes feed on Heuchera roots and leaves. The larvae feast on the plants' roots, severing the top growth. Weeks later, adults pupate and climb up Heucheras to eat notches out of the leaves at night.

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Does Heuchera dieback in winter?

Heuchera-Coral Bells is a perennial plant, which means that it dies back in the winter but comes back up again in the spring. Ideally you should cut them back right to ground in the late fall after you have experienced a good hard freeze in your area.

Will Creeping Jenny choke out other plants?

Golden Creeping Jenny
Its long, trailing stems have round chartreuse leaves and yellow flowers. Creeping Jenny covers large areas quickly, putting out roots all along its stems and choking out weeds. Although creeping Jenny can be an aggressive grower, the cultivar "Aurea" is relatively well-behaved.

Should I cut back Heuchera?

Heucheras: Do not cut back. The semi-evergreen growth protects the plants from the temperature changes and accompanying heaving common in shallow rooted plants.

Do heucheras like sun or shade?

One of the most versatile perennials you can grow in zones 4-9 is Coral Bells (Heuchera). Here's a plant that will grow in any amount of sunlight, from full sun to full shade, as long as you water it. Ideally, coral bells prefer partial shade and average moisture levels.

How many varieties of Heuchera are there?

Heuchera. Due to so many new varieties coming out each year, lots of older varieties get lost for ever. (Our collection contains well over 400 varieties.) We are trying hard to change that, so that all you collectors out there can have some.

Why are my coral bells dying?

But the biggest problem was the tendency of some varieties to rot away. Coral bells have shallow roots that need moisture, but too much moisture, especially during winter dormancy, induces stem and crown rot diseases.

Is Heuchera an evergreen?

There are lots of different kinds of coral bells (Heuchera), but all are native to North America and they all are evergreen. Most of them bloom in spring and early summer. However, Heuchera villosa, which has the common name alum root, blooms in late summer and early fall.

Is Heuchera an annual or perennial?

Description: With its colorful foliage, Heuchera is the perfect perennial to brighten up any garden throughout the entire growing season. Heuchera forms attractive basal mounds with heart-shaped, rounded, or triangular leaves which can be smooth wavy, or ruffled.

Why are my Heuchera dying?

"The most likely cause of a heuchera dying like this is if the crown was buried too deep. You could try lifting it up, removing dead or dying leaves from the stem, and replanting high." We'll try this to save the existing plant, but also good to know for future heuchera plantings.

How do you take care of a Heuchera plant?

Give them well-drained, moist, rich soil that's neutral to slightly acidic, with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Some species, like H. sanguinea, don't tolerate clayey or acidic soils. Other than keeping them regularly watered during their first year of growth, heucheras don't require much care.

How do you pronounce Heuchera plant?

Yep, it's pronounced HEW-ker-uh.

How do I winterize my Heuchera?

With pruning shears, cut back the foliage that dies 3 inches above the ground in late fall or early winter. If your coral bells grow as evergreens in your climate, do not cut the foliage at this time. Wait until spring when new growth starts, and cut back any damaged, dead or unsightly stems.

How far apart do you plant Heuchera?

Planting Instructions for Heuchera (coral bells):
Bloom Time: Spring and summer Light: Part sun to part shade
Planting Depth: With top of roots, base of the foliage right at or slightly above the soil level Spacing: 12 to 15" apart or more for larger cultivars

How do you look after Heuchera Palace Purple?

How to Care for Palace Purple Coral Bells
  1. Ensure that the "Palace Purple" plant gets several hours of sun for optimal foliage color.
  2. Add a 1- to 2-inch layer of organic matter to the soil around your plant in the spring.
  3. Remove coral bell blooms as soon as they begin to wilt.
  4. Replant a "Palace Purple" plant if the base becomes woody and lacks foliage.

How fast do coral bells grow?

Seeds take between two to eight weeks to germinate. Transplant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Plant container-grown coral bells any time after frost. Keep them well watered their first year.

How often should I water coral bells?

Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry. One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants.

How do you split a plant?

Dividing plants is easy. Simply dig up the entire clump and then carefully divide the crown and root ball into two or more section, depending on the size of the clump.