Re: coral bells

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Posted by Newt on July 03, 2002 at 06:52:27:

In Reply to: coral bells posted by Betsy on June 30, 2002 at 18:15:30:

: transplanted coral bells years ago from mom's garden, have divided them a couple of times and I have them on both sides of my porch....Last year, all the blooms on the right side curled up and died, other side just fine, now this year nothing on the right side and sparce on the left, (foilage on both sides just fine) do they need divided or do I have another prob?? They are in west sun...
: Thanks!!

Coral bells are heuchera. They prefer part sun, which would be about 4 hours. Morning sun (east exposure) would be best. I don't know if they need to be divided. You would know that from transplanting. If they are in full sun, don't let them dry out and move them either now or in the fall. I neglected mine in full sun and they fried. :-(

If you decide to move them again, add lots of compost to the planting bed and mulch well. Divide only if they seem like large clumps. Water well and don't let them get too dry. Water if the top inch or two of soil is dry.

You can do a search at www.google.com using quotes like this for "heuchera coral bells" for their care. You can also click on 'Images' and often get pictures.

Newt

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