Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Amber Waves') in the Coral Bells Database

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Data specific to Coral Bells (Edit)
Mature Plant Size: 12"x12"
Recommendations: General gardening, groundcover, mass plantings
US Vendors: Bluestone Perennials, Garden Crossings
Comments: Sets off Chartreuse and Red Heuchera
USDA Zone Range: 4
Water Requirements: Average
Does Not Like Wet Feet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Crinkled Leaves
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Pink
Other: cream
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Other: Leaf cuttings must include part of the petiole in order to root.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP13,348 (2002)
Parentage: Sport of: Whirlwind
Child plants: 5 child plants


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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-08-15
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Location: my gardenDate: 2013-07-12 first yr plant
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Date: 2014-04-09
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Location: Kalama, Wa
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Date: 2006-03-09Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries,Inc. www.terranovanurseries.c
By NJBob
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Posted by NHJenDion (Southern NH - Zone 5b) on Nov 25, 2013 12:32 PM

This was one of my first coral bells, and I really like the look of it. Unfortunately, I found it very temperamental. It just sat when I planted it in a well-tended, mostly shaded, mulched bed on the southwest side of my house, and then after about a year it began to melt away (I had 5 of them planted there, and they all behaved the same way, more or less). I moved the 2 strongest remaining plants to the south east side, in similar soil/mulch, but with a bit more sun. It just sat. I finally dug I them when I moved from that house a year or so later, but they did not survive the transition to their new home. I am still baffled as to what wasn't right for them. Quite unfortunate as they are so beautiful.

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Amber Waves by NJBob Nov 10, 2011 12:46 AM 1
Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Amber Waves') by virginiarose Dec 26, 2011 2:01 PM 0
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