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    Plum Royale Coral Bells

    Heuchera 'Plum Royale'

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    Plum Royale Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Plum Royale') at Hartman Companies

    Plum Royale Coral Bells foliage

    Plum Royale Coral Bells foliage

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plum Royale Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Plum Royale') at Hartman Companies

    Plum Royale Coral Bells in bloom

    Plum Royale Coral Bells in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  8 inches

    Flower Height:  12 inches

    Spacing:  12 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4

    Other Names:  Coralbells, Alumroot

    Description:

    Light pink bells rise from compact mounds of plum colored foliage with dark veins and silver overlay; amazing contrast to other plants;great versatility; keep soil moist in heat of summer

    Ornamental Features

    Plum Royale Coral Bells features dainty spikes of shell pink bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early to late summer. Its attractive large crinkled lobed leaves remain plum purple in color with distinctive deep purple veins and tinges of silver throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Plum Royale Coral Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    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.

    Plum Royale Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

    Planting & Growing

    Plum Royale Coral Bells will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. 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 covering it with a thick layer of mulch 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.

    Plum Royale Coral Bells is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. 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  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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