Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Lime Rickey') in the Coral Bells Database

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Data specific to Coral Bells (Edit)
Mature Plant Size: 8 - 17 inches tall x 18 inches wide
Recommendations: Plant with purple leaved plants
Comments: Glows in the shade. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
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
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8 - 17 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP16210; EU17451
Child plants: one child plant

In partial sun

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Location: z5 MA, my gardenDate: 2011-10-12In partial sun
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Date: 2007-10-09Photo courtsey Terra Nova Nurseries,Inc. www.terranovanurseries.c
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Date: 2012-09-05Late Summer Color
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-10-08
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Date: 2012-04-17Spring Color
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Date: 2013-10-07
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee/The Barn Nursery by permissionDate: March 30, 2015prettier in real life
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Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 2, 2011 11:21 AM

I'm not real impressed with this one. Doesn't stay lime green very long, turns to a pale yellow. Isn't very vigorous either.

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Posted by Tepelus (Nashville, Michigan - Zone 6a) on Apr 19, 2013 4:01 PM

Can be a finicky plant, but once it's in a happy spot, it does beautifully. Bright yellow-green in the spring, lime green during the summer. Appreciates compost, shade from the mid-day sun, and no tree root competition, like any other heuchera. Winter wet will kill them.

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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Jul 1, 2013 12:03 PM

I didn't know anything about Coral Bells when I bought this plant. I was trying to find something that would grow well under a pine tree. Lime Rickey has done very well getting late afternoon sun and competes quite well with the pine tree in a very confined space (I'm an urban gardener). The color is pretty all year round. Older leaves tend to have a reddish tint to them but the new ones are a beautiful shade of green. It has been in this space for 3 years now and every year it just keeps getting better!

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Posted by Polymerous (South San Francisco Bay Area - Zone 9b) on Jun 5, 2016 1:06 AM

I've grown this heuchera for many years, in different spots in my (Zone 9b, south SF Bay Area) garden. I have two observations about it:

1. This heuchera is very sensitive to sun and really needs to be in a full shade situation, or else filtered shade with very little sunlight. If it is not protected, as soon as the weather gets warm enough, it will fry.

2. I love heuchera and have tried growing many cultivars, but my garden is infested with rabbits and they seem to like most heuchera (and also the two tiarella that I have tried growing). The rabbits have had ample opportunity to devour this cultivar, but it seems that they don't like the taste very much. Young plants might get sampled (but never stripped), and the rabbits totally ignore the bigger plants. (When I refer to rabbits eating the heuchera, that means the entire plant, foliage and flowers both. Don't believe what you read about rabbits eating the flowers only - not true! Here they will happily eat most heucheras down to the hard core/stem - but not this one.)

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