Coral flower

Heuchera americana

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Coral flower (Heuchera americana)
HEW-ker-ah ah-mer-ih-KAY-nah
Genus:  Heuchera
Rosettes of evergreen, leathery, heart-shaped leaves emerge marbled and veined with brown, maturing to deep green with copper-green shading. In summer, spikes of tiny greenish white flowers are held aloft on stalks up to 3 feet tall. Use coral bells in a border, rock garden, native plant garden, woodland,  or shade garden, or as edging or groundcover.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native of the dry and rocky woods of North Carolina, this plant has built-in shade tolerance, mildew resistance, insect resistance, cold and heat/humidity tolerance, and attractive seasonal variability.
Care:  Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral soil. Tolerates full sun in a moist site.
Propagation:  Divide in autumn.
Problems:  Foliar nematodes, rust, powdery mildew, and leaf spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Native,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Brown Flower,
Green Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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