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Heuchera ‘Lime Ricky’
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.
They have nice ruffled, chartreuse-green leaves that will brighten up your shade bed. This is my first Heuchera of this color.
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: While flowers in June and July on 18″ stems
Propagation: From division after three years.
Although information suggests they do well in full sun to part shade, I have found their leaves burn in to 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.
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 there ground froze somewhat. Continual freezing and thawing will heave their roots up losing contact with the soil. They don’t need much mulch, though, because they still need good drainage over the winter.
Heuchera only require a little maintenance. Trim off dead or damaged leaves in the spring and throughout the summer. Deadhead spent flowers to keep them looking tidy.
Although they do like consistently moist soil, they do not want it overly wet. They become fairly drought tolerant once established.
I will continue adding more photos and information as time goes by.
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