Heuchera versicolor
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Heuchera versicolor

coral bells

  family saxifragaceae 
  genus heuchera 

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Genus  Heuchera Species  versicolor Variety  Cultivar  Common names  coral bells Family  SAXIFRAGACEAE Specimen number  S10153 Data source  HumGrdn p75
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Herbaceous perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 10" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial to full shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-08b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Heuchera versicolor has a good supply of nectar that hummingbirds feed on. Coral bells can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. This plant does best in partial to full shade. It usually does best in moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Division Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Heuchera versicolor can be achieved by division. Coral bells is considered to have originated from Southwestern US & Mexico.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Heuchera versicolor is an herbaceous perennial. Coral bells is evergreen. Leaves: This plant has pretty evergreen leaves. Flowers: This species has tiny flowers on slender upright stems. Blooms appear for a 6 month period from May through October. The blossoms are usually a pink color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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