Data specific to Coral Bells (Edit)
Mature Plant Size: 12-18" tall, 18-24" wide
Recommendations: Does well in heat and humidity. Looks good with Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'
Comments: Fuzzy leaves. Deer resistant. Known for longevity. Fall color is an intense salmon red.
USDA Zone Range: 4
5
6
7
8
9
Water Requirements: Dry
Average
Moist
Does Not Like Wet Feet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 14 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Fall
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Cuttings: Root
Division
Crowns
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP: 16560
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Coral Bells
  • Giant Alumroot
  • Hairy Alumroot
  • Maple Leaf Alumroot

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Comments:
  • Posted by NJBob (Vernon N.J. - Zone 6a) on Dec 5, 2011 10:33 PM concerning plant:
    If you're just starting out with Heuchera, this is a great choice for your first plant. Very nice color, sun or shade. Strong grower with a nice full form. Handles heat and humidity well.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Sep 9, 2013 11:13 PM concerning plant:
    Of all the Heucheras I've grown, 'Caramel' is the most reliable. I can count on it 365 days of the year! Year after year!

    Looks good in my Zone 6 hot and humid summers. Looks good in my sometimes humid spring and fall. Looks good in my cold and frost/thaw winters.

    It grows well every day of the year. I have 3 one-gallon plants of 'Caramel' that get morning sun and afternoon shade.

    I've been very happy with this variety!
  • Posted by NHJenDion (Southern NH - Zone 5b) on Nov 25, 2013 12:43 PM concerning plant:
    I will "3rd" the above comments - this variety is by far the best peach coral bell I have grown. Fast growing, undemanding, divides easily. Thrives in part sun in my zn 5 garden, with occasional supplemental watering (not irrigated) and rich soil, and has for years. I'm adding more of them. A 5 Star plant for sure!
Plant Events from our members
MissMew On June 11, 2016 Obtained plant
MrsBinWY On August 21, 2021 Transplanted
8-21-2021 planted 3 pots atop Lycoris squamigera; 9-3-2021 planted 3 atop Dutch Iris at SW corner of melon hoop
MrsBinWY On June 3, 2021 Potted up
15 pots with several tiny seedlings in each pot
MrsBinWY On March 27, 2021 Seeds germinated
observed activity in ~5 groups
MrsBinWY On March 13, 2021 Seeds sown
9 groups of seeds in milk jug @ room temp - from ishareflowers's 2016G (also sowed some of these at Joyce's ~3-3-21)
carlysuko On April 3, 2022 Cuttings took
Potted up a division
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