Heuchera top pulled off

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Jane A

Two questions!
I\’ve just been tidying my Heuchera Paris and a couple of them just lifted straight out of the soil and did not seem to have many roots. I\’ve replanted them, but wondered is there anything I can do to encourage the roots to grow? They\’ve been in since 2020 I think. My older ones have started to grow \”upwards\” – do I need to buy new ones or do you just replant them deeper?

Hi Jane
The 2 that have lifted out will have had vine weevil .
Which could still be in the plant so just check there isn’t a little white grub in the roots .
If there is just feed to the robin or dispatch.
Throw the compost away and plant in fresh they can have baby ones in there that you can’t see yet! (Don’t add to composting bin!)
Then they should grow back ok again

The older ones you can replant deeper (don’t bury the crown the bit where the leaves are growing from ) ..if they don’t do well then it’s time to get new ones

Hope this helps
Kind regards

Vicky and Richard Fox