Damaged Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade'

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  1. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello all

    I hope you are well.

    During the recent Landscaping Work that I have had done, a Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' was tied back out of the way of the Patio.

    Unfortunately, this damaged some areas of the Plant.

    Can Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' be Hard Pruned to start it again and if so then when would be the best time to Hard Prune it?

    Thanks in advance

    Kevin
     
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    Hello all

    Does nobody know if Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' can be cut right back?

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Yeah chop it back, you wont kill it but you might need to water it a lot if you want new growth.
     
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    Hello @pete

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have cut it right back and a large portion of it was snapped off at the main stems.

    There is some new growth already, only a few small leaves but hopefully that is a good sign.

    I will keep it watered well, it is also catered for by the Drip Irrigation so that will help.

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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      The peices that snapped off the main stem, if they have some of that woody stem / root type of growth to them, you can put them into some soil or a pot of soil in a semi shaded area and they will readily root any produce new plants, just remove any excess leafy growth.
       
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      • Purple Streaks

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        Hi Kevin , as long as you have some root in the ground most plants will be ok for years to come unless they are one season plants ,
        though even then the same goes for annuals if it's through the summer and early enough .

        Most of the plants I've seen in your garden will come back it's just the one season annuals that won't come because the root usually dies ,
        but if you let them seed many a time this seed will germinate at the right time the following year. And you will have plants for the next year too.

        Many of my border plants re generate this way.
         
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        Hello

        Thanks for the Replies.

        @ricky101 Thanks for the tip regarding planting the Cuttings, yes they did have some Stalk to them, however, I put the Cuttings in the Green Bin which has literally just been emptied 10 Minutes ago, I will keep your Tip in mind though, Thanks.

        @Purple Streaks Thanks, I guess I am still learning, do we ever stop?

        I have Ordered 10 x Geranium 'Rozanne' in 9cm Pots as I thought it would be more difficult to fit the 2l Plants into the space available, planting smaller Plants will allow them to grow into the space available.

        There will be Photos Posted in my 'Garden Progress' Thread when they are in place.

        Thanks

        Kevin
         
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        Hope you have plenty of space then !

        We planted a small one last year and its now 3ft+ across and am having to cut it back to stop it drowning other plants.
        So your 10 plants will cover a large area quite quickly ! they are a nice plants though, and unlike most other types of geraniums, flower all the time.
         
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        No Kevin we never stop,

        how many times have I heard the phrase ' Always Learning , '
        and it is so true !!!!!!
         
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        Don't want to put a downer on your Hardy Geraniums Kevin but have you room to put some in the front as well.. mine are really rampant even ones I've put in a large pot..
        Though s Ricky 101 says they are lovely plants, it's a plant I wouldn't do without . I use it through summer to fill in gaps.
         
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