Coral Bells Seeds
For stunning color in the flower garden, you should consider planting Coral Bells. Not only will you receive lots of flower color, but you'll also love the plant's intense variety of foliage color too.
Heucheras have becoming increasingly popular among gardeners, and they deserve the attention they're getting. The foliage of these plants is probably their most striking feature. The leaves are often large and heart-shaped or rounded, and many are variegated or ruffled. Because heucheras are evergreen, they bring year-round interest to the garden, even under a dusting of snow.
The tubular flowers are excellent for cutting, hummingbirds love them. Plants are evergreen, deer resistant and low maintenance. Divide every 3 to 4 years.
Useful gardening information
The plants prefer partial shade, but can take more sun in cold climates. Give them well-drained, moist, rich soil that's neutral to slightly acidic, with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Other than keeping them regularly watered during their first year of growth, heucheras don't require much care. Simply cut off the stalks after the flowers are finished, to help the plant put more energy into leaf production
Most coral bells are hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9, although hardiness really does depend on the variety you are growing and how hot or cold it gets.
Coral bells do best in full sun to partial shade. The color can wash out in full sun and too much heat and light can cause the leaves to scorch. If you grow yours in full sun, give it extra water.
We recommend chilling seed packet in fridge for 2-3 weeks before sowing. Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65-70°F., germination is in 21-30 days. Transplant into the garden 12 in. apart.
SF217 Coral Bells Heuchera Purple Palace ( Heuchera x.
Features very large, shiny, and star-shaped leaves, ranging in color from deep olive green to purplish-bronze. Their undersides, which are quite visible in the loosely formed clumps, are a striking metallic amethyst purple. The 20 inch tall, leafed flower scapes bear an abundance of tiny cream flowers.
Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers.
Excellent in containers or borders, best if planted in
groups with other foliage plants. Prefers full sun or partial shade, in well drained soil or
compost. Zones 3-9
TRN588 Marvelous Marvels ( Heuchera micrantha )
Strongly marbled and veined silver/green leaf, rivals tissue culture types, fantastic foliage plant for garden or container. Grows about 12" tall. Zones 4-9
TRN589 Firefly ( Heuchera micrantha )
A beautiful Coral Bells with nodding red bell-shaped flowers and is favored for its nearly evergreen foliage as well as its blooms. It is a western wildflower that has been bred and improved to give us one of our most popular garden perennials. The bright red flowers are held high on long thin wands over the tidy mounds of scalloped foliage.
Plants are heavy blooming in well-drained, compost enriched soil, flowering is prolonged by deadheading of faded flowering spikes. Best in part sun and shade in hot climates, but will do well in full sun at higher altitudes with cooler summer weather. Water regularly for the best show of flowers.
This variety makes an excellent border plant with its nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Can be used in a shady courtyard pot or as a ground cover under deciduous trees. Grows about 12-16" tall. Zones 3-8
TRN590 Melting Fire ( Heuchera micrantha )
This wonderful plant has strong, curled, intense purple-red foliage. Young leaves on a mature plant are bright red, giving the mound a 'hot' center. Flower stems, 18 inches, are also deep-red, carrying small clusters of white flowers from May through June.
The foliage height is 10 inches, making a nice clump of attractive color. This award winning Heuchera plant grows in a uniform habit and can be grown in full sun to partial shade. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and it makes a nice cut flower as well.
Primed/Pelleted seeds for easy germination. Zones 4-9
TRN591 Americana ( Heuchera micrantha )
Every bit as attractive, but a new look for Heuchera, this variety grown from Heuchera seeds can grow in hot and humid summers. Heuchera, also known as Coral Bells, do well in the southern states where the heat and humidity are intense. Gardeners are discovering a wave of new Heucheras bred from the native Heuchera Americana, renowned for its vigor and resistance to heat and humidity. This Coral Bells plant has lustrous, large, evergreen leaves of coppery purple that hold their color through the growing season. Late summer brings 3-foot-tall wands of tiny, bell-shaped, pinkish white blooms. It makes a lovely addition to the flower garden! One reason for the growing popularity of heucheras is their stunning array of leaf colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Zones 4-9
TRN592 Fairy Dust ( Heuchera pulchella )
Very dainty and unusual compact plant, blush pink and white flowers, small pale green leaf, perfect for rock garden. Zones 4-9
TRN597 Autumn Bride ( Heuchera villosa )
A delightful new type Coral Bells. Green leaves turn purple by fall, white flowers. Zones 4-9
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