Purple Palace turning green

Linda444June 18, 2012

I have Purple Palace coral bells, but they all turn green by the end of June. Does anyone know why this happens? They do not get much direct sun as we have many mature trees. How much sunlight do they need to maintain the purple color? Will something other than sunlight bring the purple color back?

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Mine are changing color as well. Read my post, just a couple down from yours about Heuchera Color.
I have 4 different varieties and 3 of the 4 are turning an ugly brownish w/green underneath...it's a hard to describe color. I should try to post some photos.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 10:20AM
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hostared(Z5, IL)

The green heuchera need less light. As for heucheras with color dark leaves need sunlight to keep a deep color. Most of mine including the blacks are in direct sunlight. They just need more water. You should move it or put it in a pot to be moved around for sun.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 12:12PM
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Also, I believe new growth may be truer to color then it matures to green.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 11:03AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

If I remember correct Palace Purple always matures to green, it is only the fresh new growth that is purple.

I shovel pruned it long ago when better purples came along.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 12:33PM
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aquadragonfly(7b NC)

This is mine, it is always this color except when the heat really hits. Then it turns the ugly browning unless I water, water, water...sometimes I do some years I don't.
I have had it since 2007 doesn't seem to lose it's color no matter where it is planted.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 12:58AM
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