? about Heuchera Amber Waves and Peach Melba

raestrApril 6, 2006

Which one is more orange?

Also, has anyone had any luck purchasing plants from Rich54022 off Ebay?

Thank you,

Rae Strength

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gardengal48

'Amber Waves' is more of a golden toffee color, but a remarkably weak plant that has been superceded by 'Marmalade'. 'Peach Melba' has more orange tones, but with definite peachy-pink coloring. The best orange color I've seen to date is 'Peach Flambe' - the color just intensifies through the season and is its best in cold weather.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2006 at 10:48PM
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raestr

Do you know who has good prices on peach flambe?

Thanks,
Rae

    Bookmark   April 11, 2006 at 9:18AM
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gardengal48

Your local nursery should have the best prices for well-developed plants. As with many of the newer heucheras, Peach Flambe is patented and is not an inexpensive plant anywhere you find it.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2006 at 9:43AM
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felixzippy(Z4MN)

I purchased Amber Waves last year, and it survived the winter just fine. It doubled in size from when I bought it, however the deer found it a couple of nights ago and most of it is gone! I would describe the color as being an amber gold with ruffled foliage - a very pretty plant. I think the Peach Flambe has the strongest orange tones of all the Heuchera's. Busse Gardens in Big Lake, MN has a great selection of Heuchera's and is primarily a mail order business. Their website is www.bussegardens.com

    Bookmark   April 28, 2006 at 8:44PM
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pjwalsh(z5 WI)

I have several Amber Waves that have survived two zone 5 winters, but they aren't growing much size-wise. I'm thinking of moving them to a bit more sun. Peach Melba looks great and is quite robust.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2006 at 12:09PM
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