With intriguing foliage, graceful flowers, and a well-behaved disposition, coralbells are a shade gardener’s best friend. The fact that there are so many outstanding varieties of this perennial available seals the deal. Most varieties are related to H. micrantha, H. americana, H. sanguinea or H. x brizoides.
Good companions include: foamflower (Heucherella), impatiens, begonia, hostas, and caladium.
Plant Type: Perennial
Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 8–18 in
Width: 24–36 in
Light Exposure: Partial Sun, Full Shade
Bloom Color: Pink, Red, White
Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
Foilage Color: Green, Chartreuse, Burgundy/Purple, Variegated, Caramel/Brown
Special Features: Low Maintenance, Pest Tolerant
Uses: Groundcover, Front of Border
Coralbells do best with light shade and ample moisture. Avoid heavy clay or waterlogged soil. Plant bare-root specimens in spring, container-grown plants anytime. Keep evenly moist. Divide in spring or fall if plants become woody.
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