What did I do wrong?

cynthiainsouthflaMay 23, 2012

Hi, experts. I am hoping that you can tell me what I did wrong, or if I should just give up on heucheras.

I have an area with dappled shade under some oak and cypress trees, and I put some heucheras with burgundy-colored leaves (sorry I don't know the exact name) in the area. Well, they all croaked. I have some of the lime green ones that are hanging in there, but not looking super happy either.

I do live in a hot area, but these guys were not exposed to direct sun, and we've had the afternoon rains lately, so I don't see how they are not getting enough water.

Does anyone have an idea of something I can do to keep the remaining lime green ones?

Thanks!

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CindyCRNA(6a)

Cynthia, I always thought my plants were getting enough water until I bought a moisture meter. The first year, I watered my Coral Bells daily, then every other day or third day, depending on the heat. We hit 112 degrees last year and I didn't lose a one. You probably have very sandy soil that drains easily. My guess is not enough water.

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