Growing Coral Bells
Heuchera, commonly called Coral Bells or Alumroot, is a genus of evergreen perennial plants. Native to North America, foliage colors can range from purple, gold, or grey, with a variety of bloom colors. Coral bells are easy to grow, offer year round interest, are heat/drought tolerant, and are deer and disease resistant. Coral bells are great as an attractive groundcover, can add texture to container arrangements, and make a lovely cut flower.
The Best Way to Coral Bells
Coral Bells is a shade loving plant that can thrive in woodlands, borders, containers, and rock gardens. Growing in zones 4-8, this plant matures to 8-18 inches tall and 12-24 inches high. It’s rounded mound with emerging tall stems offer small bell shaped flowers. Planted in rich, moist, well drained soil and partial shade, this easy to care for plant offers bold foliage colors to landscape and garden areas. Small clusters of flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Year round interest
Compliments nearby flowers
Available in a variety of foliage colors
Red, white, coral, pink, or orange flowers
Typically 8-18 inches tall with a 12-24 inch spread
Growing zones 4 to 9
Difference Between Heuchera & Heucherella
Heuchera is native to the United States, a plant known for the impressive, bold colors of both the foliage and flowers. Heucherella is a hybrid cross between the Heuchera and Tiarella plant, combining the colors of the Heuchera with the trailing growth patterns of the Tiarella.
Coral Bells Companion Plants
Often paired with other shade loving plants, Coral Bells are great for mixed borders or woodland gardens. Some great combinations include bleeding heart, iris, astilbe, begonia and caladium. Here are some of our favorites: