What color is Peach Crisp supposed to be?
mine is ruby-red, but with the expected ruffled leaves...
I really love it, but wondered if it was true-to-tag or if I had a mixup...
I don't want it "fixed" if it's wrong, just want to know.
I'll try to remember to snap a pic today
i had immediate growth. one of them i forget some of the GRADE ONE plants weren't even an inch long. just a little stalk. no roots. but they grew. overall i was disappointed in darwin because of inconsistency in size. when i got busy shipping though i had mass casualties of lots of heuchera. not just the bare roots. it was raining so much the medium they grow them in stayed too wet and rotted them.
thanks to lovemyhouse i have stopped using straight miracle gro potting soil. it can stay too wet on it's own. debra uses a landscape mix mixed with miracle gro or some potting soil. she uses a 5 to 1 ratio. i used a little more miracle gro in mine. but the drainage is wonderful and everything........agastache, hydrangea, coneflowers, roses and heuchera seem to be growing really good in it. and the most fortunate thing it's a whole lot easier on the pocketbook.
Since Miracle Gro started with their "moisture control" formula, it jus tdoesn't seem to work as well. I get Pro Mix BX in the big bales (compressed like peat moss), and I add polymer moisture crystals to it, plus usually Osmocote as well. I get the moisture crystals from Watersorb.com. I just ordered 55 pounds and got a nice discount on their already low price... I do a bulk order every few years and share it around with family & friends, also pass along the savings by bagging some up for folks who come to our Mid-Atlantic events. Paula Mion at Watersorb is really great to deal with.
I still have hope. The darn things have roots they should grow. I have had heuchera plants that look dead grow so not giving up on these yet. Guys dry them out and plant up in a gritty mix, they might surprise you or not . Hate Hate miracle potting soil, way to heavy. I us HP or the sunshine mix #4. Grate stuff for general potting.
normally in texas it's ok because we are so hot and dry but not this year. the peat in the mix stayed soupy all day every day. i hate i lost so many but i am glad to have learned a new lesson,. might have lost my geraniums too.
yes they are very sensitive to rain especially in that medium that will ever remain soupy. i have 3 of them without tops. they are sitting on top of the dirt. no new tops but otherwise they appear healthy. i will be watching to see how they do what they do.