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Heuchera is an all-star plant in the garden. It is an evergreen perennial in zones 4-9 and is an extremely low-maintenance garden plant (To find your growing zone, click here). You can find them in many different sizes, colors and foliage shapes. Starting Heuchera from seed is so easy that once you try it, you will want to grow it from seed every year. This is definitely a plant that you don’t have to worry about in the garden.
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Heuchera are adaptable to many different lighting conditions, from shade to full sun. This makes them a great plant to grow in all areas of your garden. You don’t have to worry about them being burned by the sun or stunted by shade.
During the first year you plant Heuchera in your garden, you will want to keep them watered regularly. The first year in the garden they will be establishing their root systems and may not be able to handle the stress of drought like conditions. The same goes if you plan to keep them in a pot. Keeping the soil moist and not soggy is the key to keeping Heuchera happy the first year. After your first year is up you don’t need keep them on a strict watering schedule. However, I would make sure that if your area has been experiencing a period of drought, give them and any other plants a drink.
Each Spring, Heuchera appreciate a boost from fertilizer. You can add a granular fertilizer or compost or both to help your Heuchera get going for the season. You also do not have to add any fertilizer and they will still perform well.
**There is no need to prune your Heuchera unless they have damaged, dead or diseased foliage.**
There are so many ways to style your Heuchera in the garden. You can plant them in hedges, containers, boarders, random plantings and in hanging baskets. Experiment and see what you like best. You can always move them around the garden to find the spot that brings you the most joy.
During the winter months you don’t have to do anything to your Heuchera. You can insulate them with extra mulch but they really don’t need it. What’s even more amazing about Heuchera is that they are evergreen perennials which means they keep their foliage year round. This is great during the winter months when the garden is asleep. The Heuchera are still colorful and gorgeous.
Heuchera are beautiful and easy going plants. They brighten up the darkest areas of the garden and shine in the brightest areas of the garden. Add Heuchera to your garden and watch it transform.