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Common Perennials

Coral Bells
Heuchera sanguinea

Heuchera 'Canyon Pink'
Heuchera 'Canyon Pink'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
12 - 18 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
Purple
Red
Silver/White
Variegated
Yellow
 
Bloom Color
Pink
Red
Salmon
White
 
Bloom Season
May - July
 
Size
Small
Medium
 

Features

Compact mound shaped plants offering a variety of foliage colors as well as light airy flower stalks. Excellent plants for foliage affects.

Culture

Prefer rich organic soil that is uniformly moist and well-drained. Most prefer shade to light shade with a few tolerating sun locations.

Cultivars

With recent interest in breeding and selection, many are now available. Some include:

'Amber Waves' 6-12 inches tall, gold yellow foliage

'Cherries Jubilee' 12-18 inches tall, brown foliage, red flowers, sun tolerant

'City Lights' 12-18 inches tall, bronze foliage, yellow flowers sun tolerant

'Lime Rickey' 6-`12 inches tall, yellow foliage, white flowers

'Obsidian' 10-12 inches tall, black foliage, white flowers

'Southern Comfort' 14-20 inches tall, very large cinnamon peach foliage

'Plum Royal' 14-20 inches tall, shiny purple foliage

'Peach Flambe' 14-20 inches tall, peach-colored foliage

Notes

Deadhead after bloom to improve appearance and encourage a slight re-bloom. Good drainage essential for successful overwintering. Plants get woody stems at the base over time. Dig and replant deeper or mound compost around the stem to keep the crown in contact with the soil.

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