Sun tolerant heuchera?

linnea56(z5 IL)October 17, 2012

Are any of these ? Brass Lantern, Yellowstone Falls, Caramel ?

I have a bed that gets morning light til about 2 pm, and is shaded by the house after that. I ideally, I wanted a yellow green color, to contrast with the Obsidian I have growing (well) there.

3 of the 4 yellow green Miracle I planted there 3 years ago are now dead. Though these were just the right color and form for this spot, it looks like next year I will have to rethink my choices for replacements. From what I have read here, that color can't seem to take too much sun. I'm basically looking for something that isn't green, or silver/green (of which I have lots in other beds), or purple (because I have these 6 Obsidian already).

Otherwise, I would welcome suggestions for other plants that ARE yellow-green, of a similarly neat and low growing form for a foreground, formal front entryway. Thanks!

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Cher(6 SW OH)

My Caramel is in full all day sun and does fantastic.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 6:29AM
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tepelus(6a SW MI)

I don't know about Yellowstone Falls since I don't have it, but I have the other two and they get early to mid afternoon sun and grow next to a concrete patio and are doing fine, so I think yours should do fine too. Just remember to give them a good drink when the soil gets dry or they'll start crisping a bit, but bounce back.


    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 8:09AM
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linnea56(z5 IL)


    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 12:54AM
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Cher, Your Caramel is lovely. When was the picture taken?

Linnea, Sorry to hi-jack this way. I have been thinking about adding a yellow one as mine are all purple and peach colored. And they all also have to be sun (almost full sun) tolerant as well.

Thanks in advance!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 7:15PM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

No problem, Vivian. Maybe someone will have a suggestion for us! I love the contrast between the deep purple of Obsidian and chartreuse. I echo that with my annual plantings that include both those colors of sweet potato vine. I have Key Lime Pie elsewhere (in full shade). but it's my understanding that it does not handle full sun.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 8:29PM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Thanks Vivian. I am not positive on the photo, but either this May or June. I just sized the photos this month and it changed the save date. I am getting ready to do a post over the Winter on my blog and was playing with the photos. I know it was already close to summer as the Sedum around it is already full green (it's already turned red for the Winter)and was in the 90's. This is one on my front corner where the driveway and walk is. With this horrendous summer I got a few burned leaves on everything in my yard, but all the Heuchera did no more in this area than maybe a few burned leaves. I did have to take Tiramisu out of there as it couldn't handle it and added another Caramel where it was.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 7:00AM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

It my understanding that Tiramisu and Miracle are closely related. Certainly when I bought them, I could not tell them apart. Maybe that explains why 3 out of 4 Miracle fizzled and died in my sunny concrete rimmed spot, (except for the one whose base has protected by other plants), while 3 Tiramisu, same age, planted in shade, have done well. Though I would never call it a vigorous plant.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 10:53AM
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