Heuchera pests/problems?

jan_on zone 5bMay 4, 2012

Are there diseases etc. that threaten heucheras? I started planting hostas because I thought they would be problem free; then I started reading the forum. The list of hazards is long. Am I in for a nasty surprises with heucheras as well? Voles? Slugs and snails? Viruses? Nematodes? Forewarned is forearmed.


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Leaf Miner and foliar nematodes.
Rabbits in my yard have been known to each my heuch's.
Not had any slugs in mine, even when a next-door hosta was chewed to bits/

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 7:01PM
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For me, pill bugs. Rarely a rabbit nibble and we do have rabbits but they aren't that interested. Pill bugs are an issue for me.. I put Ortho Bug Geta Plus (must be Plus) around the base about once a month.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 4:39PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Here in the PNW I have severe problems with root weevils. They eat all the roots and the plant dies and you can lift it up like a toupee.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 7:07PM
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jan_on zone 5b

Hmmm. Not totally trouble free are they?
Cindy -- what do pill bugs do to them? Chew holes?

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 7:54PM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Something chewed holes in one of my Palace Purple heuchera,but it grows so fast,I just cut out the damaged leaves,and you can't even see it any more. I think it was caterpillars,because I've seen some around this year. Phil

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 11:05PM
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Rust, root weevils, snails and deer. All of these are inescapable in the more rural areas of the PNW.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 6:20PM
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Deer! My nemesis. Last fall, as I was putting the garden to bed, I was shocked to find the *%#* deer had come for the heucheras for the first time--in the ground and in containers.

They have come back this spring but now I have to add them to my Liquid Fence list. Buy their stock if they ever have any...I'm keeping them in business.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 6:51PM
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