Heuchera /ˈhjuːkᵻrə/ is a genus of evergreen, herbaceous perennial plants in the family Saxifragaceae, all native to North America. Common names include alumroot and coral bells. Common name:
Greenish white with red tingeBloom time:
June to AugustHeight:
1.00 to 2.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to grow Planting & Care
Coral bells can be easily grown in the garden. These plants grow naturally in wooded areas; therefore, when planting coral bells, you’ll want to mimic these growing conditions by placing them in shade or filtered sun. Their low-growing, mounding habit makes them a suitable addition to the edges of woodland or natural gardens. Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial ShadeSoil:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Once established, these plants require little in the way of maintenance other than occasional watering, though container grown plants may require more water.
- You can deadhead spent blooms if desired.
- Although these plants generally do not rebloom, this will improve its overall appearance.
- In addition, you should cut back any old, woody growth in spring.
Attractive foliage and airy flower panicles provide color and contrast to the rock garden, perennial border, native plant garden, open woodland garden or shade garden. Good edging plant. Mass to form an attractive ground cover. UseMedicinal use:
- The roots are also used as medicine to shrink tissues in those with nose bleeds, sore throats, ulcers, and piles.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.