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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
Problems
None serious, stem rot, frost heaving
Varieties
  • 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

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