Red coral bell - Knowledgebase Question

Question by drlynda6
June 12, 2008
My red coral bells have been shaded by another plant and seem to be turning green. If I transplant them or the plant that is sahding them, will threy turn red again?

Thank you.

Answer from NGA
June 12, 2008


Coral bells can fade in the summer heat but they generally start out with a bright color and then fade. If your plants are being shaded too much, the color pigment won't develop fully. So, there has to be a happy medium between some direct sunshine but not too much hot afternoon sun. In just the right planting spot their foliage should remain a vibrant red. Try to find a place in your garden that gets morning sun and at least some protection from hot afternoon sun.

Best wishes with your garden!

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