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Heuchera americana (Coral flower, Coral bells)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Heuchera americana HEW-ker-ah ah-mer-ih-KAY-nah Common Name: Coral flower, Coral bells 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.
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
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Brown Flower; Green Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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