|Common Name||Coral bells|
|US Patent #||PP21857|
|EU Grant #||EU32315|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||12" / 18" / 26"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||May, June, July, August, September|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Flowering Season||Spring, Summer|
|Leaf Color||Purple, Red, Silver|
|Soil||Moderately well drained, organic soil types are best.|
|pH||5.5 - 6.5|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Hummingbird Attractor, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor, Winter Color|
|Nutritional Needs||100 - 150 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Average, better too dry than too wet when established.|
|How Different?||'Sugar Plum' is like 'Plum Royale' with a larger habit and leaves. It has some H. villosa breeding and should do well in heat and humidity.|
|Landscape Value||Shimmering silver evergreen with a plum blush. Mixed beds, borders, under-story, container, entryway.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Comments||A finalist in 'The Chelsea Plant Of The Year' at the 'Chelsea Flower show 2010'.|
|Grower Notes||Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting.|
Heuchera ‘Sugar Plum’
Frosty plum-purple leaves in spring and fall make a full mound of evergreen foliage. Silvery-pink flower spike rise 26 inches above the soil and the plant frequently reblooms. Foliage is silver in summer and winter. H. villosa breeding gives it the bigger habit.
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- April, 2020 – Courier Journal: Thanks to horticultural hanky panky, coral bells aren’t your grandma’s garden plant anymore – click here
- September, 2012 – Better Homes and Gardens – click here
- February, 2012 – Greenhouse Grower – click here
- October, 2010 – Sunset – click here
- October 23rd, 2010 – Lexington Herald-Leader (Online) – click here