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Coral Bells Circus

SKU: AM015116
$19.98
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
Coral Bells is a must-have for any shade garden and definitely steals the show! The brilliant foliage changes color throughout the season and the gorgeous red scapes boast elegant bells in the early summer. Growing to be only 2’ tall and spreading about the same, this variety is the perfect choice for a small space, border, or container garden. Although Heuchera, or Coral Bells, thrives in shade, it also grows in full sun and is an easy-to-grow perennial. USPPAF
key features
Botanical Name
Heuchera villosa
Advantages
Native, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Evergreen, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
12-14" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

A whole new group for your garden. Coral Bells, or the Heuchera are a group of small evergreen perennials commonly found as native plants in North American woodlands, and they've been ignored until recently. During the 1990s, some enterprising nurserymen in the southeast realized the Coral Bells were diamonds in the rough, and went to work. Their efforts have created a mini-sensation in the world of perennials, as more and more gardeners discover these great plants.

Some of the natives are alpines from our mountaintops, others are dwellers in lowland forests. But all have several wonderful things in common.

They have beautiful foliage, with large leaves in several colors that remind many of grape leaves, and the foliage lasts through the winter. With hybridization, some of the foliage colors have become truly spectacular, with rich shades and fascinating bi-colors.

Now there are new Heuchera hybrids almost every year, and the group gains popularity all the time. They take full sun or partial shade. And while most of these are grown for their handsome foliage, many also have lovely flowers, some spectacular. Best of all, the plants bloom for weeks and weeks. The flowers rise from a clump of leaves on elegant, thin stems which are lined with the small bell-like blooms.