Favourite Plants AtoZ: Coral Bells

February 4, 2011 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

Obsidian

There are many varieties of Coral Bells (Heuchera), and most are shade, sun and drought tolerant. This plant is a winner to theme your colour palate. “Amber Waves” will give you a burst of gold sunshine, while the deep “Obsidian” dark burgandy acts as a great companion to any colour. They bloom small flowers atop skinny stems, and the more you dead head them, the more dense they will become. This perennial plant can grow up and out to 16″ depending on varieties, the wide maple leaf “like” leaves offer colour and texture. While these hardy plants can handle a little drought, a nice soil will help them excel. Use them as accent specimens, or plant in borders, or clump 5 together for a vibrant groundcover. These June bloomers should be in all gardens, even if they are not your favourite, they will serve you well all season long.

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