Evergreen plants

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Elissa B

I’m interested in Heuchera, Heucherella and Tiarella’s but I’m having problems figuring out which ones are ever green suited for SHADE / Semi shade. if you could steer me in the right direction I’d appreciate it. I have ticked the search facility that says ever green but then in the plant write up it doesn’t say its evergreen. Thank you. Kind regards Elissa

Hi Elissa

All Heuchera,  Heucherella and Tiarella are evergreen and can go in part shade.

Light colour leaves and Tiarella are best for the shade.

Hope that helps 
Kind Regards Vicky

Vicky and Richard Fox

Heuchera – planting time

This question was asked by
Gail H

Hi, I’m hoping to place an order shortly (when I decide exactly what I want!), can I plant them out as soon as I get them or do I need to wait for warmer weather?
Many thanks,

Hi Gail 

We start shipping in March and continue through to end November.

You should be able to plant them out straight away.

Obviously, don’t plant if we’ve got snow and ice, but I doubt you would want to be in the garden in that sort of weather!

If I ever think anything is not right to plant straight away (when im packing the plants ) 
I usually add a note that says keep in pot for a couple more weeks.
That’s not very often, though.

So hope that helps 

Kind Regards Vicky

Vicky and Richard Fox

Late winter care for my plants.

This question was asked by
Morene G

Thank you for my recent delivery. They all look lovely but my plants already in the garden look very sad. What can I do at this time of year to cheer them up ?

Hi Morene 
Thanks for the feed back pleased your a happy customer 😀 
The ones in the garden, check they are not too wet, they don’t like being too wet.
Otherwise wait until they wake up. (When they start with new growth in the middle.)
Once the cold has gone, tidy the tatty leaves and give them a feed in late march  beginning of April.
We will have the Heuchera feed in soon.
Hope that helps 

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Kind Regards Vicky

Vicky and Richard Fox

How to plant Heuchera, Heucherella and Tiarella

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Please advise how and what soil to plant it in ?

Hi Carly

You can plant heuchera, Heucherella and Tiarella in a container or the ground.

It doesn’t in accid or alkaline soil 

Plant at the same level as the plant we send ..no deeper 

Use any kind of multi purpose compost

If planting in open ground
Make sure it well drained as they dislike being water logged.
They don’t mind rain as long as it drains away 

Follow the instructions from website or on label for sun or shade location.

As a general rule 
Tiarella & Heucherella, and heuchera with light or pale colour foliage
(Such as lime green, etc )prefer shade/part shade 

Some can go in full sun 
These tend to be heuchera with stronger coloured foliage 
Such a 
Red, purple, black, and some oranges 

Hope this helps 
Kind Regards Vicky

Vicky and Richard Fox

poorly Heuchera? Rust?

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Jenny M

I have a poorly Heuchera – it was not bought from you which is probably why it is infected with what I think is rust. The plant has pustules on the underside of its leaves, leaves are curling up and dying. How should I deal with this infection to avoid it spreading to other heucheras?
I have ordered two new heucheras from you and these will be planted in a shady part of the garden, away from the infected plant. It is this acceptable? Should I destroy the infected plant altogether?
Best wishes

Hi Jenny 

Yes it sounds just like rust.

you can trow away or treat it.

To treat it.

Don’t touch if wet 

Try to keep away from others if you can until it’s better 

Chop all foliage completely off! 

Do not compost pop in plastic bag and pop into the rubbish bin or burn.

It is very infectious to other Heuchera nothing else!

Then scoop soil from around affected plant and Do the same as for the foliage, pop in bag for the rubbish. 

Wash hands and scissors with anti bacterial gel.

Then spray with rose clear for black spot.

This will prevent it coming back but doesn’t kill the rust ..hence you have to chop all foliage off!

Keep an eye open for it coming back (always with dry hands ) wet spreads it faster.) If it comes back and it often does, chop those leave off too! 

Spray every week for a month the once it’s stopped coming spray once a month for a while.

May, June, Sept and Oct are the worst months. So you can spray at these times to help if you wanted to.

I hope this helps 

Kind Regards Vicky  

Vicky and Richard Fox