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Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie' PPAF (20)ct Ellepots
Common Name: Coral Bells
Zone 4 to 9,
Full sun to full shade, depending on zone.
Plants reach 18 inches tall and 20 inches wide.
Herbaceous perennial, evergreen in areas with mild winters
The foliage ranges a bit in color with the season, emerging bright rose pink in spring and darkening to purplish rose in summer. The parentage includes the heat and humidity tolerant H. villosa as well as H. americana which is native to the eastern half of the US. Its villosa parentage ensures the plant will be a robust grower, quickly forming a large, boldly colored mound in the landscape.
This coral bells cultivar is a clump-forming perennial. Rounded, lobed, long-petioled leaves (2 to 4 inches wide) form a basal mound. Tiny, soft pink, bell-shaped flowers appear in late spring to early summer on slender, wiry stems rising well above the foliage mound.
Heucheras will perform best in organically rich, humus, medium wet, well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Performs well in full sun in the north, but prefers some afternoon shade in the south. If grown in full sun, consistent moisture is particularly important. They grow most vigorously and have the strongest colors when grown in partial shade (preferably afternoon shade). They can also be grown in full shade but their growth rate will be very slow.
Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers. Remove stems of faded flowers to encourage additional bloom. Foliage is essentially evergreen in warm winter climates, but the amount of retained foliage color in cold winter climates depends upon the temperatures. In cold winter climates, winter mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving. Clumps may be divided in the spring every 3 to 4 years
Attributes: Border plants, Container, Cut flower or foliage, Edging, Mass planting, Salt Tolerant, Specimen or focal point plant, Deer resistant, Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.