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Berry Smoothie Coral Bells

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HEUCBS

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SKU:
HEUCBS
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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_description-height:
14 inches (24 inches with the flowers)
_description-width:
18 inches
_description-light:
Full Sun, Shade
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Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'
Attracts:
Birds
Bloom Time:
Late Spring to Early Summer
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Heuchera
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Bronze
Genus:
Coral Bells
Growth Rate:
Medium
Hardiness Zone:
4a
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Rock, Edging, Garden, Groundcover, Container
Mature Height:
14 inches (24 inches with the flowers)
Mature Width:
18 inches
Prune Time:
Cut Back In Fall
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Bronze
_callout-26|Flower Color:
White
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Late Spring to Early Summer
_callout-28|Attracts:
Birds
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Rock, Edging, Garden, Groundcover, Container

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Product Overview

Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'
Dainty spikes of ivory white bells rise from a compact mound of rose foliage that matures to a bronzy-red by summer; amazing contrast to other plants, great versatility; keep soil moist in the heat of summer

Berry Smoothie 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.

Berry Smoothie Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications:

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

Features

Berry Smoothie Coral Bells features dainty spikes of white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. Its attractive crinkled lobed leaves emerge rose in spring, turning scarlet in color with distinctive dark red veins and tinges of coppery-bronze the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Berry Smoothie Coral Bells will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 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.

Berry Smoothie 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.

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