Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ after I brought it home on 5-5-18, #435-8.

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Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’

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I found this Heuchera ‘Lime Ricky’ at Wildwood Greenhouse on May 5, 2018. My sister and niece had come down from the city to go plant shopping at the four local Amish greenhouses.

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ is a cross between Heuchera ‘Amber Waves’ (seed parent) and Heuchera ‘Huntsman’ (pollen parent).

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 5-6-18, #436-19.

They have nice ruffled, chartreuse-green leaves that will brighten up your shade bed. This is my first Heuchera of this color.

USEFUL INFORMATION:
Family: Saxifragaceae
Origin: Hybrid
Zones: USDA Zones 4a-8b (-30 to 15° F)
Size: Around 8″ tall
Light: Sun to part shade
Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained soil
Water: Average. Prefers moist soil but not wet.
Flowers: White flowers in June and July on 18″ stems
Propagation: From division after three years.

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 5-17-17, #443-36.

Although information suggests they do well in full sun to part shade, I have found their leaves burn in too much light. I prefer light to part shade and where I grow them they get a combination of both, depending on the time of the summer. 

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 6-9-18, #456-5.

In mild winters, their leaves will remain evergreen but in cold winters they will completely die back. They are sensitive to frost heaving like Hosta so you may need to mulch your Heuchera AFTER the ground freezes. This will help keep their ground frozen somewhat. Continual freezing and thawing will cause their roots to heave up, losing contact with the soil. They don’t need much mulch, though, because they still need good drainage over the winter.

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 6-28-18, #465-10.

Heuchera only requires a little maintenance. Trim off dead or damaged leaves in the spring and throughout the summer. Deadhead spent flowers to keep them looking tidy.

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 7-29-18, #487-47.

Although they do like consistently moist soil, they do not want it overly wet. They become fairly drought tolerant once established.

The Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ was a great performer in 2018. In fact, it performed better than the other Heuchera in 2018.

<<<<2019>>>>

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 3-7-19, #551-2.

Spring was right around the corner so I took a few photos of the perennials that have started coming up. The Heuchera normally don’t completely disappear over the winter unless it is very cold. The above photo shows the Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ with a little new growth on March 7, 2019.

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 4-7-19, #558-9.

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ is starting to look very good. It was a great performer in 2018, so I hope it will do well in 2019.

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 4-23-19, #562-4.

Heuchera ‘Lime Ricky’ was looking better every day.

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 5-25-19, #576-30.

 

 

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 5-25-19, #576-31.

WE HAVE FLOWERS!!!

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 8-11-19, #613-10.

August 11 was the last day I took photos of the plants in the shade bed. They had a great summer despite the Japanese Beetle invasion. I had to keep an eye on them and water a little more often.

<<<<2020>>>>

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 3-30-20, #681-11.

The Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ was looking great already on March 30 when I took the above photo in 2020.

Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ on 5-15-20, #700-7.

Luckily we didn’t have a big problem with the Japanese Beetles in 2020 like we did in 2019. Maybe the traps helped… “Lime Rickey’ did well over the summer even with a little neglect since I was fairly busy.

I will continue adding more photos and information as time goes by.

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FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS)
WIKIPEDIA (GENUS)
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
DAVE’S GARDEN
PERENNIALS.COM

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