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Coral Bells Guardian Angel

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Overview
Heuchera Guardian Angel, has leaves that begin dark purple and lighten as they mature. White flowers on dark stems.
key features
Botanical Name
Heuchera
Advantages
Native, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Evergreen, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Average
Mature Height
16-20 inches tall
Mature Spread
18-24 inches wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

Guardian Angel is a few inches taller than some others, growing up to 20" tall. The leaves are strong and upward-facing, and begin a dark purple, and then mature to a lighter hue, while the undersides retain the dark purple shade. Its year-round color with these leaves, and as a bonus, the white flowers appear in late spring on dramatically dark stems.

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 or maple 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.