If the artist Prince had been a gardener, he'd would probably have enjoyed the 'Forever Purple' Heuchera. Ruffled leaves in multiple shades of purple decorate this plant throughout the season starting a bright purple and darkening as the season progresses. In among other green or sliver plants the purple color really pops. In amongst flowers it adds another layer of color to the border, foundation, or rock garden. Coral bells can thrive in pots and offer many opportunities for a clever gardener to apply long lasting color and unique texture near the hardscaping of the house or other areas where it is difficult or impossible to plant.
Coral Bells grow in clumps with tight leafy foliage that gives it the appearance of small bush, it can be used in groups to line walkways or garden beds with like colored and textured plants. It can also be planted among a bed or in a container to provide a tight pop of color. In the summer heuchera grow shoots of tall white/pink flowers above the plant. Heuchera is a very easy to grow native plant that provides a ton of options for anyone looking for a disease resistant low maintenance plant.
|Bloom Color:||White and pink|
|Genus & Species:||Heuchera 'Forever Purple' (Coral Bells)|
|Mature Height:||12 to 24 inches|
|Mature Spread:||12 to 24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||24 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Be careful not to bury the crown of the plant|
|Planting Time:||Spring, summer, or fall|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable to a variety of conditions|
|Sun Exposure:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Heuchera 'Forever Purple' - Coral Bells
Heucheras are an easy to grow plant that is great for beginner gardeners and anyone looking for a low maintenance perennial. They can be grown in full shade, but the growth rate will be slow, in sun they prefer to be shaded from the hot afternoon sun and will show best color and growth if afternoon shade is provided. They are evergreen in areas with mild winters and if the plant looks damaged or tattered in the early spring simply clip of the damaged leaves. Heucheras are resistant to juglone you they can be drown under walnut trees and they are salt tolerant, making them adaptable to urban conditions.