Height: 8-12 Inches
Spread: 12-16 Inches
Flower Color: White Shades
Foliage Color: Multicolored
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Late spring Early summer Midsummer
Looking for seasonal interest?: Evergreen (in some or all zones)
How's your soil?: Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Formal Eclectic
The original purple coral bells, 'Palace Purple' is perhaps the most well-recognized and widely planted variety of all heucheras. It was the 1991 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.
This selection has 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.