Coral Bells or Heuchera is a Shade or Partial Sun Plant.

Part of the You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
March 12, 2005

Coral Bells are grown for their beautiful leaves. The leaves may be purplish, metallic silver or purple bronze. The underside of the leaf can also be purplish-pink in some cultivars.

You can get potted Coral Bells at your local landscape store or you can grow from seed planted in midsummer. The Heuchera can be planted in full sun or ranges all the way to partial shade.

The plants should be divided every three years in spring or fall. Water during dry spells to prevent scorching of the leaves. The Coral Bell makes an excellent border plant or plant in front of taller shrubs. Adding 2 or 3 Heuchera to a rock planting or along a hillside provides interest. Watch for crown rot on plants that are not in well drained areas.

The plants bloom in late spring and early summer with tiny greenish-pink or red flowers. You won't be able to see the flowers from a distance.

Perennial Full sun, Partial Sun or Shade
Divide every 3 years Water during dry spells
Grows 6 to 12 inches high Grows 6 to 10 inches wide
Grows from spring to late fall FLowers in white, pink and red

Click on Coral Bells photo to see larger photo.
Coral Bells grow in sun or shade.
Coral Bells have colorful leaves. Also known as Heuchera and Alumroot


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