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

Photo Gallery
Location: In my Mom's garden
Date: May 19, 2010 1:36 PM
Location: Millinocket, Maine
Date: 2022-08-29
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada
Date: 2011-06-03
Location: My garden
Date: 2012-04-21
Zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Millinocket, Maine
Date: 2022-08-27
Blooming Caramel Heuchera
Location: Sun Garden
Date: June
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
mailbox :-)
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2021-06-13
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-05-31
- Makes a stunning contrast with green leaves beside it.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-10-06
- The rich Autumn colour still has good foliage contrast with oth
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-03-26
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada
Date: 2012-05-20
In full sun.

5/16/10 Zone 5, Early morning and late afternoon sun.
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
Date: 2019-10-12
Location: Millinocket, Maine
Date: 2022-08-27
Location: Millinocket, Maine
Date: 2023-06-21
Location: Zone 5b, Chicago suburbs
Date: June 24, 2021
Location: western Washington
Date: 2014-05-05

Date: 2015-05-17
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-01
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-20
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2018-06-02

Date: 2013-09-27

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada
Date: 2012-05-18

Date: 2012-04-14
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-01
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)
Date: 2009-07-27
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: May 1, 2010 1:09 PM
Love it!
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2015-09-17
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-07-23

5-11-10 Zone 4
Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield, Il.
Date: 2019-07-24
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03
Late fall...early December color
Location: Virginia
Date: 2012-05-17
Location: KALAMA WA
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: Pembroke, GA
Date: 2016-08-21
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: SE Michigan
Date: July 2015

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Location: Virginia
Date: 2013-03-19
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2014-04-13

Credit florum

Credit florum
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-09-08
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 27, 2013

Date: 2012-09-06
Location: Wilmington, DE
Date: 2012-07-31
Summer Foliage.
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-07-23
Location: New Hartford, Oneida County, New York
Date: 2022-07-11
Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Caramel')
Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield, Il.
Date: 2019-07-24
Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield, Il.
Date: 2019-07-24
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-01-03
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03
Late fall color
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2016-03-21
One of my three Caramel Coral Bells.
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-08-20
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-01
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-01
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2011-10-28
Planted within a month.
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2014-08-07
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-11-15
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2012-04-12
Intensely colored emergent spring growth

Date: 2014-08-18

photo credit: Vilachan

Date: 2007-06-11
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden - Springfield, Il.
Date: 2016-03-26
first week of spring

Photo Courtesy of Busse Gardens. Used with permission.
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Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden - Springfield, Illinois
Date: 2018-09-17

Date: 2013-10-30
Fall color
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-01
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

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Comments:
  • Posted by NJBob (Vernon N.J. - Zone 6b) 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!
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MissMew On June 11, 2016 Obtained plant
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