Looking for an easy care plant to decorate your home this fall? Plant heucheras instead of chrysanthemums this year. Here's why.
They are generally easier to grow, are more resilient, and can handle warmer climates. Unlike mums, which require meticulous deadheading and regular maintenance to thrive, heucheras are best known for their low-maintenance nature.
These perennial beauties are more forgiving, offering gardeners a hassle-free option for fall color because you can plant them when you are ready to decorate for fall and they will last without the extra work.
I mean, have you ever bought chrysanthemums in late August or early September only to have them succumb because they dried out super fast in the heat?
Coral bells establish quickly, and with their diverse array of foliage colors, from deep burgundy to vibrant greens, you get not only the classic fall feel but also year-round visual interest.
Now, I’m not suggesting you don’t plant garden mums in fall. Because there is a place for them later in the season. But to me, heucheras are a safer bet to get the fall feels earlier in the season because they are much easier to grow.
You can plant them in the landscape when the season is over and they’ll return the following year with ease. Yes, mums can be perennial too, but I’ve found them to be 50/50 with returning the following season.
So to me, it’s better to plant perennials that will do the same kind of work without the additional effort.
Follow along to learn more about growing heuchera plants.