Dozens of bright pink bells dangle on dainty stems lifted above the silver green geranium-style leaves on the Paris Coral Bells Heuchera hybrid perennial. Creating vast drifts of color, these miniature clumping plants are a great addition to an informal cottage garden, rock garden or landscape border. They look great, too, in combination with colorful annuals in patio or porch planters. Butterflies and bees are attracted to the sweet nectar these flowers produce.
Native to North America, Heuchera, or alumroot as it is commonly called, grows in all but the hottest and coldest climates in the United States. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9, they grow as wildflowers in a wide variation of habitats. Hybridizing Heuchera has allowed gardeners to standardize care amongst most of the varieties that are available today, making it easier to include these lovely late spring bloomers in the garden. Coastal gardeners will appreciate that this striking perennial is salt tolerant and that it is not typically browsed on by deer.
Paris Coral Bells Care
Heuchera thrive in part shade, humus rich fertile soil that drains well. Be sure to mulch or water frequently if they are grown in full sun to help maintain soil moisture. The ideal soil pH will be around 5.5 to 6.2. Although they are tolerant of dry conditions once established, water regularly to maintain optimal conditions for best results. Fertilizer is generally not needed as they tolerate an average soil as well, but a light application of well composted organic material will be appreciated. Too much fertilizer will cause excess foliage growth and reduced flower production.
Deadheading Coral Bells is recommended to extend the bloom period. Each stem will bloom up to two months, and the plant will continue to bloom until the first frost. Pruning stems to the ground once it ceases blooming for the year, plus a good layer of mulch to protect the root zone, will be all that is needed to prepare your perennial for its winter rest. As with most perennials, they need to be divided every 3 to 4 years to maintain the vigorous growth and prolific blooming.
Paris Coral Bells Spacing
Space your plants about 14 inches apart to allow for good air circulation and growth. Maturing at about 10 inches tall and 14 inches wide, this clumping perennial will appreciate the extra room. These delicate, airy plants look great when massed out in your landscape, around the base of a deciduous tree on a woodland edge, in rock gardens, or in a landscape border or garden bed. You are going to want to plant this in your garden this spring!
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.