Heuchera americana Marvelous Marble

Coral Bell, Alum Root

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12" (20" in flower) (Plant 16" apart.)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
A native species of Coral Bells that is both vigorous and colorful. Spring foliage emerges in tones of purple, summer brings green leaves with prominent red-purple veining and a silvery blush. Flower stems are held tighter to the foliage than other species, reaching just 8 inches above the leaves producing flowers in tones of creamy white. Marvelous Marble blooms a bit earlier than other Heuchera.

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
  • For a Shady Spot
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Heuchera General Information:

Heuchera make excellent border plants with their nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Dainty flowers are held aloft on airy stems in 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.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: HEMM