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

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Coral Bells
Give a thumbs up Alum Root
Give a thumbs up Coralbells
Give a thumbs up Alumroot

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
5
6
7
8
9
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
Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Division
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

Photo gallery:
Location: z5 MA, my gardenDate: 2011-10-12In partial sun
By eclayne
Give a thumbs up
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2007-10-09Photo courtsey Terra Nova Nurseries,Inc. www.terranovanurseries.c
By NJBob
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2012-09-05Late Summer Color
By Tepelus
Give a thumbs up
Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-10-08
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2012-04-17Spring Color
By Tepelus
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-10-07
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: Beautiful Tennessee/The Barn Nursery by permissionDate: March 30, 2015prettier in real life
By chickhill
Give a thumbs up
Credit florum
By admin
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image

Comments:
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.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

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.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

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!

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

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.)

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Beautiful plant by goldfinch4 Oct 15, 2011 4:16 PM 1
Trying to ID my Heucheras by ViolaAnn Jun 27, 2017 12:28 PM 6
Your best heucheras by rosebud Jun 1, 2013 7:09 AM 26
Growing in Pots by Cinta Jul 27, 2018 7:49 PM 33
Vulcano @ Americanmeadows.com by dormantsrule May 21, 2012 11:46 AM 36
More Discussions and Photos by Carolyn22 Jun 9, 2012 12:43 PM 453
Show Us Your Hechera Photos by Carolyn22 Jun 1, 2011 7:50 PM 248
Welcome to the heucheradiscussions forum! by Carolyn22 Jul 28, 2011 6:49 PM 67

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Coral Bells Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Coral Bells (Heuchera)

« Visit the Heucheras forum

« The Coral Bells Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by bootandall and is called "Cedar Cones"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.