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Heuchera americana Dale's Strain

Coral Bell, Alum Root

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12" (24" in flower) (Plant 16" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Marbled foliage holds its exceptional silver-blue coloring well from full sun to deep shade. Flowers of Dale's Strain are pale white, but it's the foliage display that makes this such a choice plant.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • OK in Containers
  • Edgers
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Evergreen
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Web Only

Heuchera General Information:

Heuchera make excellent border plants with their nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Dainty flowers are held aloft on airy stems May through July. Can be used in a shady courtyard pot or perfect under deciduous trees. Prefers average to moist soil conditions.

Heuchera Plant Care:

Benefits from deadheading. Watch for frost heaving - mulch can help. It keeps the mature crown in contact with the soil and keeps the soil moist in the summer as well. Must have good drainage over the winter, though, so don't over-do the overwintering mulching. Shear off any damaged leaves in early spring to make room for new foliage. Can be divided every 3 years in spring.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: HEDS