The Main Plant entry for Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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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Common names
  • Coral Bells

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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2018-08-28
seed grown, a fav

Date: 2009-01-19
Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries www.terranovanurseries.com [
Location: Northwest NJ
Date: 2011-07-27
Location: Mandan, ND
Date: 2019-07-10
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-02-24
Seed grown Americana x mircantha
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Leaves textures / colors heuchera
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2017-11-14
No ID seedling

Date: 2020-04-26
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-12-27
Seed grown micrantha x Americana according to seed packet
Location: Van Buren, MO
Date: 2019-03-15
Mixed coral bell seedlings make the perlite look huge.

Date: 2021-09-04
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2017-11-14
seedling No ID
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 05-06-2004
Location: Illinois, US
Date: 2017-05-28
Heuchera NOID
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 7-7-17
seedling, pretty color
Location: Northwest NJ
Date: 2009-07-18

Date: 4/2020
Unknown Coral Bell #1
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Leaf texture / color
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: May 7, 2017
very large & pretty
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: May 15, 2017
like the colors
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2013-08-04
Foliage covered with frost.

Date: 2020-03-20
Location: Zone 6b/7a. 
Date: 2020-09-23
Mixture of heucheras
Location: Mississauga
Location: Middle TN
Date: April 22, 2018
Self-sown seedling sprouted in place 2017. Not sure of parentage.
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Leaf textures / color
Uploaded by goldfinch4

Date: 2019-06-17

Date: 2021-09-04

Date: 2021-09-04

Date: 2021-09-04
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2013-06-17
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MA
Date: 2017-06-09
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2018-03-17
I like the color
Location: z6a MA, my garden
Date: 2015-06-20
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Kalama, wa
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, wa
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, wa
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Opp, AL

Date: 2021-09-04
Uploaded by Rose1656

Unknown Coral Bell #2
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-14
Receives only morning sun.

Date: 2019-09-05
Uploaded by virginiarose
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 7-3-11
Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MA
Date: 2017-06-09

Date: 10/2019
Unknown Coral Bell #1
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 12-28-17
Heuchera 'newest hybrids' seedlings from Swallowtail Seeds. Count
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-10-08
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-14
Receives only morning sun.
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-14
Receives only morning sun.
Location: Indiana  zone 5
Date: 2016-05-21
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-02-21
One of the seedlings from the pack I ordered from Swallowtail Gar
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-01
One of the seedlings from the pack I ordered from Swallowtail Gar
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-01
One of the seedlings from the pack I ordered from Swallowtail Gar
Location: My Yard
Date: 2016-04-28
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-04-22

Date: 2014-03-28
Location: western Oregon
Date: 2015-12-27
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-10
Receives afternoon sun
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05

5/16/10, Zone 5

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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 3:44 AM concerning plant:
    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."

Plant Events from our members
carlysuko On July 6, 2018 Transplanted
Planted seedlings out into the garden
carlysuko On December 3, 2017 Seeds germinated
Hooray seeds are starting to germinate!
carlysuko On November 18, 2017 Seeds sown
Obtained seeds from Swallowtail Garden Seeds, 'Newest Hybrid' strain. Sowed in 6 cell pack, medium used was jiffy seed starting mix, with perlite mixed in. Put a plastic dome on top.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
heuchera photo by springcolor Nov 29, 2011 8:27 PM 5
Heuchera Fantastic by springcolor Dec 15, 2011 1:53 AM 4
Misidentified photo by growitall Mar 28, 2014 11:45 PM 9
Not Heuchera richardsonii by growitall Apr 2, 2014 8:41 PM 2
chocolate/plum flower stem by chickhill May 17, 2017 12:00 AM 3
2016 seedlings by chickhill May 17, 2017 10:25 PM 1
Rabbit by sandnsea2 Jun 10, 2017 6:15 AM 2

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