Dolce Silver Gumdrop Heuchera - Silver Foliage - One Left - September 2023

Last Fall, I bought and planted two (at that time) new (to me) Heucheras:  Dolce Silver Gumdrops.  They were at Lowe's end-of-the-season sale and I said that I was going to plant them in over by the Guacamole Hostas.  Today, there's just one of them.  And, I don't really see *where* I could have planted the other one as there isn't a ton of empty space around.  But that one?  It is showing up well right now - Late Summer/Early Fall with silver foliage and tiny pink blooms about to arrive.  See below for a photo of the current state of this Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells:

I've had mixed results with Heucheras over the years.  Some that I've neglected have done great.  Others that I've baby'd have perished.  This one is small, but that's by design.  The listing talks about this Heuchera's size this way:

Silver Gumdrop’ is a smaller scale Heuchera, the perfect size for a container. Growers and gardeners alike will be pleased that it is a vigorous grower for its size.

One thing that I've been thinking about recently is about hostas and their place in the garden.  A big part of having a four-season garden is having plant material to has *some* wintertime interest.  Hostas...disappear when the weather turns cold leaving large swaths of emptiness in the garden.  What I don't know about Hecheras is if they suffer from the same fate?  I haven't paid attention to them, but that's something to watch this weekend:  do Heucheras disappear in winter? Or do they keep their dead foliage hanging around? 


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