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

Common names
  • Coral Bells

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

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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