Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Coral Bells with dark leaves and white flowers
Coral Bells with dark leaves and white flowers

Zones: 4 to 9
Light: Shade to Part Shade
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 6″ to 6′ (depending on the variety)
Spread: 12″ to 5′

Commonly called Coral Bells, Heuchera foliage provides great color in the shade garden.

The leaves come in a range of hues from almost black, dark purple, chartreuse, peach and orange and have an interesting lobed shape.

It does not like to be planted too deep, so set the crown at ground level.

Heuchera planted with Lamium in a perennial shade border

This plant does have insignificant little flowers, but it is mainly grown for its beautiful foliage, like these yellow and orange varieties grown with Lamium in the middle.

It was named Plant of the Year in 2012.

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