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Heuchera pests/problems?

Posted by Jan.ON 5b/6 (My Page) on
Fri, May 4, 12 at 17:08

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.
Jan


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RE: Heuchera pests/problems?

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/


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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.


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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.


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


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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


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Rust, root weevils, snails and deer. All of these are inescapable in the more rural areas of the PNW.


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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.


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