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Coral Bells

Botanical Name
Heuchera spp.
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 8
Height
12 to 20 inches
Width
12 inches
Flowers
Late spring to early summer: red, pink, white
Light
Full sun to full shade (scorch on purple leaves in sun, poor flowering in shade)
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 12 inches apart with the crown 1 inch deep
  • No wet feet in winter
  • Divide every 3 years to prevent woody stems
  • Winter mulch to prevent frost heaving
  • Heuchera villosa is more heat and humidity tolerant than other Heuchera species
Problems
None serious, stem rot, frost heaving
Varieties
  • Heurchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple' - Perennial Plant of the Year 1991, 12" mound of red-purple foliage, off white flowers
  • Lime Rickey - 18", chartreuse leaves, white flowers
  • Marmalade - umber to deep sienna leaves with hot pink undersides, will take full sun
  • Peach Flambe - peach colored spring and fall foliage, white flowers
  • Heuchera sanguinea 'Firefly' - scalloped green leaves, bright red flowers
  • Molly Bush - dark purple leaves maturing to green, greenish-white flowers from mid summer to fall
  • Montrose Ruby - purple green foliage with a silver cast, white flowers
  • Red Prince - green foliage and bright red flowers
  • Coral Cloud - light green leaves with silver overtones, purple pink flowers
  • Citronelle - yellow-green foliage with rosy red petioles, creamy white flowers

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