Burnt Heucheras

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Anna C

Please can you tell me how to deal with my burnt plants, this has not happened before but temps. have been unusual . Should I dig them up and put into a cold frame? I dont want to loose these plants ALL together. Thank you.

Hi Anna
They can when established stand drought and hot weather although it can still mark the foliage, (make sure you water at night) if you leave the foliage on until the hot weather goes (even though they look a mess) then tidy the top leave. These should offer protection for the crown (the growing point ) However if they are younger then it might be an idea to give them shade under a parasol or make shift shade if, that’s not possible then dig up and replant when drought and hot spell is over …keeping in a shady place, no need for a cold frame as frames can get really hot in this weather.
Hope this helps
Kind regards Vicky

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