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
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Northwest NJDate: 2011-07-27
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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: Northwest NJDate: 2009-07-18
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Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 7-3-11
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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:

"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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