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Heuchera
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

Most Heucheras grown for their colorful flowers do well in coastal Southern California -- in fact, some are actually hybrids of species native to nearby regions. However, many of the newer Heuchera hybrids grown mostly for their colorful foliage may be short-lived, due to warm summers, lack of winter chill, and alkaline irrigation water. Plant them in partial to full shade for best results.

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

  • February
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Feed with an acid-type fertilizer.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by rooting mature stems in sand.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by rooting mature stems in sand.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by rooting mature stems in sand.

  • June
    • Buy

        Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Feed with an acid-type fertilizer.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

  • July
    • Buy

        Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

  • August
    • Buy

        Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

  • September
    • Buy

        Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Fertilize

        Feed with an acid-type fertilizer.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

    • Transplant

        Divide older clumps if desired, saving only fresh new rooted stems.

  • October
    • Buy

        Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

    • Transplant

        Divide older clumps if desired, saving only fresh new rooted stems.

  • November
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

  • December
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

            • April

              Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

            • May

              Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

            • June

              Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

            • July

              Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

            • August

              Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

            • September

              Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

            • October

              Buy fresh, healthy plants in containers.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

            • April

              Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

            • May

              Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

            • June

              Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

            • July

              Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

            • August

              Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

            • September

              Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

            • October

              Plant in rich, well-drained soil in partial shade (plants will tolerate more sun along the immediate coast), using plenty of soil amendment.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Feed with an acid-type fertilizer.

              • June

                Feed with an acid-type fertilizer.

              • September

                Feed with an acid-type fertilizer.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • February

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • March

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • April

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • May

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • June

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • July

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • August

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • September

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • October

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • November

                Water regularly during dry periods.

              • December

                Water regularly during dry periods.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Mulch

                Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • March

                  Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

                • April

                  Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

                • May

                  Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

                • June

                  Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

                • July

                  Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

                • August

                  Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

                • September

                  Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

                • October

                  Maintain a generous layer of mulch around the plant to minimize water use, keep the roots cool, and discourage ants.

              • Protect

                When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Pest/Disease Inspection

                  What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • March

                    Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

                  • April

                    Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

                  • May

                    Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

                  • June

                    Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

                  • July

                    Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

                  • August

                    Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

                  • September

                    Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

                  • October

                    Watch for ants and mealybugs on stems at or below ground level.

                • Treat for Pest/Disease

                  How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • March

                    Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

                  • April

                    Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

                  • May

                    Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

                  • June

                    Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

                  • July

                    Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

                  • August

                    Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

                  • September

                    Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

                  • October

                    Control ants and mealybugs with sprays of water; use insecticides as last resort.

                • Transplant

                  When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • September

                    Divide older clumps if desired, saving only fresh new rooted stems.

                  • October

                    Divide older clumps if desired, saving only fresh new rooted stems.

                • Propagate

                  When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • March

                    Propagate by rooting mature stems in sand.

                  • April

                    Propagate by rooting mature stems in sand.

                  • May

                    Propagate by rooting mature stems in sand.

                • Harvest

                  When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Special requirements

                    Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
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                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
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                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec

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