Heuchera 'Smoke and Mirrors' PP31785 (20)ct Flat
Common Name: Coral Bells
A brightly colored Heuchera that will offset the green color typical in shade gardens. New foliage is pewter gray with a rosy blush, which mature to solid gray with dark gray veining. Leaves are flat with a matte finish. Attractive, light rose flowers are produced on very tall, upright dark stems and requires vernalization to bloom. This variety has performed extremely well in the heat and humidity of the Southern United States.
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. Try cutting a few of the tall flower scapes for fresh bouquets.
Heucheras are easy perennials to grow and fit nicely in the front of any border, rock garden, or container. 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. Some varieties can withstand full sun in northern climates if they have consistent moisture, but their colors tend to fade with the intensity of the sun. The soil should be amended with organic matter prior to planting. It should also have good drainage and a neutral pH.
Heucheras are evergreen in areas with mild winters. If properly sited out of the way of winter winds and with reliable snow cover, gardeners in northern regions may also find their heucheras acting as evergreens. If the plant looks tattered by early spring, shear off any damaged leaves to make room for the vibrant new foliage which will fill in quickly.
Heucheras can be grown under Black Walnut trees because they are resistant to the toxin Juglone which the trees emit from their roots.
Heucheras are also salt tolerant. They are useful in the north along pathways which are salted in winter or for people gardening in coastal regions. Occasionally in northern regions, heucheras have a tendency to heave out of the ground because of the freeze/thaw cycle. To combat heaving, add an extra layer of compost around the plant's roots in the fall. In the spring, if the plants have heaved at all, the new roots will grow into the fresh new layer of compost.
Height: 8.0-10.0 Inches
Spread: 14.0-16.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Silver/grey shades
Full Sun to Full Shade
Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Seasonal Interest: Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Easy To Grow, Edging, Attractive Foliage, Salt Tolerant