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Coral Bell plants produce brilliant tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds. Mass plant Coral Bells to form colorful ground covers, or use to edge paths, or add interest in containers
One of the first seed-grown coral bells varieties to have foliage with ornately ruffled edges. Newly emerging leaves are bright crimson, maturing to dark burgundy on mounding, 12 to 18 inch tall plants. The leaf and flower stems are burgundy as well, contrasts beautifully with dainty spikes of creamy white flowers that begin in late spring and continue for up to 2 months. Winter hardy to zone 4.
An remarkable mix of flower and foliage colors. Blooms are white, cream, pink or red and foliage can be green, bronze, marbled silver or veined red. Grows to 20 inches tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Striking mahogany to maroon, ivy-shaped foliage supports 6 inch sprays of pure white bell-shaped flowers June to August. Best leaf color in spring and fall. Grows 18-24 inches tall. Winter hardy to zone 4. Grows nicely with Red Beauty Bergenia, Blue Carpet Catmint, Thiller Lady's Mantle, and Primula x pubescens.
This superb selection produces loads of brilliant dark scarlet bell-shaped flowers on 14-24 inch stems from May to July. Hummingbirds love them and they are long lasting cut flowers. Great for edging the front of borders or use as a small scale ground cover. Prefers full sun in the North and part Shade in the South. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Leaves emerge purple in spring, transition into bright green overlaid in silver, veined reddish-purple. Color and pattern rival vegetatively produced varieties. Creamy-white flowers on short stems appear early. Growth is vigorous and mounding to 1 foot tall, 1.5 feet wide. Winter hardy to zone 4. Grows nicely with Madonna Anemone, Showstar Astible, and Red Beauty Bergenia.
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65-70° F., germination is in 21-30 days. Transplant into the garden 12 inches apart.
Comments: Full sun in mild summer areas, prefers afternoon shade in warm climates. Likes rich soil with good drainage, and moderate to regular water. The tubular flowers are excellent for cutting, hummingbirds love them. Plants are evergreen, deer resistant and low maintenance. Divide every 3 to 4 years.