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    Big Top Gold Coral Bells

    Heuchera 'Big Top Gold'

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    Big Top Gold Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Big Top Gold') at Hartman Companies

    Big Top Gold Coral Bells foliage

    Big Top Gold Coral Bells foliage

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    Height:  20 inches

    Spacing:  22 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4

    Other Names:  Coralbells, Alumroot

    Description:

    Dainty spikes of cream colored bells rise from a mound of orange-green foliage with purple-red undersides; amazing contrast to other plants, great versatility; keep soil moist in the heat of summer

    Ornamental Features

    Big Top Gold Coral Bells features dainty spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late spring. Its attractive large crinkled lobed leaves remain light green in color with curious plum purple undersides and tinges of orange throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Big Top Gold Coral Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Big Top Gold Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Big Top Gold Coral Bells will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 26 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 22 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Big Top Gold Coral Bells is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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