The Main Plant entry for Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Leaves:Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Semi-evergreen
Uses:Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Butterflies
Resistances:Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Leaf
Division
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Northwest NJDate: 2011-07-27
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Date: 2009-01-19Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries www.terranovanurseries.com [
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Location: Mississauga
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2013-06-17
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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2015-06-20
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Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MADate: 2017-06-09
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: 7-7-17seedling, pretty color
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Location: Northwest NJDate: 2009-07-18
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)Date: 2015-05-14Receives only morning sun.
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Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 7-3-11
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: May 7, 2017very large & pretty
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: May 15, 2017like the colors
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Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MADate: 2017-06-09
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-10-08
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Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.Date: 2015-12-05
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 3:44 AM

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

"The genus Heuchera includes at least 50 species of herbaceous perennial plants in the family Saxifragaceae, all native to North America. Common names include alumroot and coral bells. They have palmately lobed leaves on long petioles, and a thick, woody rootstock. The genus was named after Johann Heinrich von Heucher (1677–1746), an 18th-century German physician.

Alumroot species grow in varied habitats, so some species look quite different from one another, and have varying preferences regarding temperature, soil, and other natural factors. H. maxima is found on the Channel Islands of California, where it grows on rocky, windy, saline-washed ocean shores. H. sanguinea, called coral bells because of its terra cotta-colored flowers, can be found in the warm, dry canyons of Arizona."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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heuchera photo by springcolorNov 29, 2011 8:27 PM5
Heuchera Fantastic by springcolorDec 15, 2011 1:53 AM4
Misidentified photo by growitallMar 28, 2014 11:45 PM9
Not Heuchera richardsonii by growitallApr 2, 2014 8:41 PM2
chocolate/plum flower stem by chickhillMay 17, 2017 12:00 AM3
2016 seedlings by chickhillMay 17, 2017 10:25 PM1
Rabbit by sandnsea2Jun 10, 2017 6:15 AM2
Help with search by BoneheadJul 15, 2017 2:19 PM12
Another unknown heuchera by comgoddessJul 8, 2017 8:21 PM5
Unknown Heuchera by comgoddessJul 6, 2017 10:23 PM2
Birch trees and tough sun exposure! by AFBJun 28, 2017 1:01 PM1
Some basic questions by ViolaAnnJun 27, 2017 3:48 PM1
Heuchera and cyrtostashiys seeds by ecotarianosrdJun 27, 2017 1:29 AM0
Trying to ID my Heucheras by ViolaAnnJun 27, 2017 12:28 PM6
pollinator plants by TrishJun 22, 2017 2:44 PM7
American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.): first trial results by csandtJul 22, 2017 1:20 PM12
Perennials suitable for growing in containers by DonfromPAJul 15, 2017 9:31 AM19

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