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Coral Bells: Heuchera villosa 'Palace Purple'

Botanical name: Heuchera villosa 'Palace Purple'

Common name: coral bells

also known as (Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple', Heuchera sanguinea 'Palace Purple', coralbells, alum root)

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, alkaline, sand
Zones: 5a thru 9b

deer resistant

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'Palace Purple' bears fantastic, maple-leaf purple foliage that is the main feature here. Best foliage color is in more sun than shade, but moderate shade is still quite suitable. Locate in rich, evenly moist soil. This variety was discovered at Kew Gardens in England by a curator there, but the species originated in the eastern United States. This is one of today's most popular and widely available cultivars. The delicate blooms are long-lived when cut and are produced in profusion. The newer varieties have made significant improvements in foliage. Every summer bouquet should benefit from coral bells. Be sure to deadhead regularly to prolong the bloom season. Corals bells will grow in most any well-drained alkaline soil. Divide every three years. Some good plants to associate with coral bells include brunnera, shasta daisy, scabiosa, daylily (especially dwarf) and most any plant with a vertical emphasis, such as iris. Although coral bells bloom in late spring, the flowers are usually not nearly as showy as the foliage. Provide partial shade with rich, consistently moist soil that has adequate drainage. Coral bells hate wet feet! Does best in cooler climates. – edited by dtd pbcouchman


Heuchera villosa is native to the eastern United States.

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