Heucheras for full sun location

Asked November 13, 2017, 12:09 PM EST

What Heucheras have local MC gardeners found successful for full sun? We live in N. Potomac in the Dufief/Westleigh area. We are planting 2 new beds in the spring in conjunction with our new walkway. Heucheras were one of the plants suggested but there are many varieties and online I see mixed results with full sun placement. Local input would be great.

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Some Heuchera villosa hybrids/cultivars are more sun tolerant than the traditional heuchera but we do not have specific research on this. They will need consistent moisture if planted in sunnier locations. Take a look at the link from Illinois for more information on cultivars that may grow in full sun locations. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/080327.html

Also, take a look at the link from Mt. Cuba Center trial gardens in Delaware. The plants lived but looked better in the shade. https://awaytogarden.com/the-best-heuchera-and-how-to-grow-them/

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