Electric Plum Coral Bells 

 

Common Name: Coral Bells

The foliage on this Heuchera is so bright, it’s electric! New leaves emerge near black and lighten to an intense purple with dramatic black veining. Dainty, bright fuchsia pink flowers are produced on near black stems, with a color intensity that matches the awesome foliage. Compared to the popular ‘Grape Expectations’, ‘Electric Plum’ has a brighter purple foliage color, more attractive flowers, and improved floral performance. Growers will appreciate that this Heuchera does not require vernalization to bloom, although it is beneficial.

 

This plant is a Heuchera villosa hybrid. The villosa species is a large, late blooming type that exhibits an increased tolerance of high heat and humidity over other species. Most produce cream flowers in midsummer, though they are grown more for their fantastic foliage. H. villosa is native to the southeastern United States.

 

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. Try cutting a few of the tall flower scapes for fresh bouquets.

 

Characteristics

Companions

Gardening Tips

Height:

 

8.0-10.0 Inches

 

Spread:

 

16.0-18.0 Inches

 

Scape Height:

 

16.0-18.0 Inches

 

Hardiness Zones:

 

4,5,6,7,8,9

 

Flower Color:

 

Pink shades

Foliage Color:

 

Purple shades

Near-black shades

Sunlight:

 

Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:

 

Average Water Needs

Soil Quality:

 

Average Soil Quality

Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:

 

Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)

Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime:

 

Midsummer

Attracts Wings:

 

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

Critter Resistant:

 

Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:

 

Evergreen

Growth Rate:

 

Medium

Garden Style:

 

Patio Container

Eclectic

Formal

Other Features:

 

Border Plant

Container

Cut Foliage

Easy To Grow

Edging

Mass Planting

Salt Tolerant

Specimen

Electric Plum Coral Bells #1

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