Need New Mulch Solution

thisismelissa(z4a-S Twin Cities MN)July 13, 2012

This is my heuchera bed. I love having a bed devoted heuchera, heucherella and tiarella. And I adore their kaleidoscope of leaf color.

But it's that very kaleidoscope that gives me this conundrum.

With the dark brown mulch (including pine bark and cocoa shell), we lose the purples. With cypress, we lose the oranges. With red cedar (which I do not like anyway), I'd lose the berry colors.

Somoeone once suggested doing white rock, but I'm not a fan of it for multiple reasons.

Does anyone have a good suggestion of what to use?

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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

What about a pine needle mulch? Neutral color may work. Paula

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 4:18PM
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jalapenos

Have you considered compost or leaf mulch? They are far superior to wood mulches and colors really pop against the rich dark medium.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 4:03PM
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jalapenos

Have you considered compost or leaf mulch? They are far superior to wood mulches and colors really pop against the rich dark medium.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 7:05PM
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beverlymnz4

The free wood chips I pick up at a local composting site turn gray by mid summer. They may be a bit large for heucera so you'd have to chip them again, but they are very neutral.

Beverly

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 9:14AM
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lezro(6b-7)

Grass clippings; I bet you have a lot of free ones! Nice light tan within 3 weeks or so, use about 4 " deep.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 11:47PM
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roseblush1(8a/Sunset 7)

I've noticed from the photos on this site that the plantings of your huercheras seem to be heavily mulched. Is there a reason for that ?

Smiles,
Lyn

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 2:57AM
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