where to plant heucharas(coral bells?) - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Wendy Fustino
Batavia, Ne
Question by wendy214
September 4, 2009
What's the best light condition for this plant? Also water requirements. Have one that's doing great in a shady, dry spot but would like to transplant. Thanks

Answer from NGA
September 4, 2009


Coral bells will grow in full sun to part shade but it sounds as though yours is happy in a dry shady spot. I find the leaves get crispy around the edges in the hot summer sun so I don't think they will make great rock garden plants. I've since moved mine to a site with some afternoon shade. Coral bells will adapt to most soils, as long as they don't remain soggy, and should be watered regularly. If you move your plant from a shady spot to a sunny one, plan to provide some shade from the sun until it adapts to its new spot. Otherwise the foliage will turn a crispy brown. Enjoy your garden!

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