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 CharacteristicsNative 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.
CareGrow in fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral soil. Tolerates full sun in a moist site.
PropagationDivide in autumn.
ProblemsFoliar nematodes, rust, powdery mildew, and leaf spots.
- Genus : Heuchera
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Zones : 8
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Flower Color : Green
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest