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Japanese Holly Fern
Cyrtomium falcatum

I've owned this fern for 7 years and hasn't grown much larger than when originally purchased, although it must be noted it has been in poor soil in dense shade until this spring. That is when I transplanted into a pot until it could be replanted into our new landscaping. Since this spring it has gotten some hot afternoon sun (many 90 degree days here in northern Ohio this summer) and as a result had a little sunburn. I removed the sunburned fronds and replaced it where it only gets early morning sun & shade the rest of the day and has done wonderfully! 4 or so new fronds. Seems very drought tolerant as the poor soil it sat in for 6 yrs was a dry location. Never recall it looking droopy. Also seems hardy - zone 5 to 6 here on the shores of Lake Erie.
Overall, a strong but slow growing plant.
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Coral Bells
Heuchera

Purch spring 2011, did extremely well but never came back in spring 2012 (froze out). Liked it so well I may repurch if I can find it.
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Coral Bells
Heuchera

Rec'd July 2010 from Jim from Corso's.
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Coral Bells
Heuchera

Hercules has green with white speckled leaves. Leaves are rather small. I purch this plant spring 2011 and now that it is 1 year later, it rebounded from winter with vigor and has spread slightly. Handled the heat and dry summer we had last summer, although I have it under a shrub so receives dappled shade. A+ rating!
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Coral Bells
Heuchera

Rec'd from Jim from Corso's July 2010.
'Lime Rickey' Plants Image
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Coral Bells
Heuchera

Rec'd from Jim from Corso's 2010
'Midnight Rose' Plants Image
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Coral Bells
Heuchera

Super drought resistant and tolerant of high heat. I have it planted in full sun surrounded by white pebbles (which reflect the sun). I've had this variety for 4 years. Even though it has rather small leaves, it has spread into quite a large mass of a plant (more than any of my other heucheras). A+ rating
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Coral Bells
Heuchera

Purch june 2010 -Thome nursery. had 3 ft flower spikes when I purchassed!
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Coral Bells
Heuchera americana

Spectacular variegated variety I have owned for over a year. I haven't had to baby it a bit.
'Marvelous Marble' Plants Image
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Coral Bells
Heuchera micrantha

I think that since this variety of heuchera has been around so long it has had the chance to get more negatives and thus, a seemingly mediocre rating. It is an older variety of heuchera but that in itself proves it is super tough. I have 2 Purple Palace plants, one that was here when we bought our house 13 years ago and one given to me 4 years ago. The one that was a gift is in a super hot full sun location in my front yard (surrounded by white deocrative gravel which only adds to the brightness of the location). It suffers from neither sunburned leaves nor drought. I water my backyard religiously (where I have most of my heucheras) but have drought tolerant plants in my front yard (full sun), which is where this variety is located. It is the toughest of my 16 varieties of heuchera, hands down. It is the variety I recommend to anyone without a green thumb. But be wary...I have seen other varieties of heuchera at big name home stores labeled as Purple Palace when actually they were some other variety of purple leaved heuchera.
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Coral Bells
Heuchera sanguinea
'Northern Fire' Plants
Coral Bells
Heuchera sanguinea

tiny when purchased June of 2010. Purch at Thome nursery.
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Coral Bells
Heuchera villosa

Rec'd from Jim from Corso's 2010.
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Korean Tassel Fern
Polystichum polyblepharum

Saw at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and now have added it to my "must have" list.
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Creeping Zinnia
Sanvitalia speciosa

Although it is labeled as an annual around here, I am happy to say I have it come back up each spring! Absolutely one of my fave plants. Tiny sunflower like blossoms all summer long with no deadheading. Just a splash of bloom boosting fertilizer every now & again. Tends to droop in the heat of day on 90 degree days but be careful not to mistake this as thirst or you'll overwater it and it will rot out.
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Heucherella
x Heucherella

Very tough and gorgeous red striping down centers of leaves. One of my 2 plants reached 18" tall and 24" around. Partial shade seemed to do the trick.
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