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Coral Flower

Heuchera spp.

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Also known as

Coral Bell, Alum Root, Coral Bells

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Coral Flower Overview

Heuchera is a genus of evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial species from the Saxifragaceae family. Also known as Coral Flower, Coral Bell and Alum Root, they are native to North America. Commonly cultivated by gardeners around the world, they make excellent foliage plants, forming attractive clumps or mounds. They have attractive, palmately-lobed leaves that often have crinkled edges and pink-red or sometimes white, colourations. Heuchera flowers are slender sprays of tiny, tubular flowers, sometimes surrounded by colourful modified leaves, called bracts. These are borne on long stems and can be a coral pink colour, hence the names Coral Bell or Coral Flower. Also known as Alum Root, species in this genus have been extensively bred and hybridised to produce new varieties with a diverse range of leaf colours, patterns, and growth habits. Most prefer a shady spot, growing well in moist soil, but there are tougher cultivars that are suitable for a sunny position too. (If soil is continuously moist, full shade can be tolerated.) Heucheras are attractive to bees and make good cut flowers.

Common problems with Coral Flower

How to propagate Coral Flower


Divide in autumn.


Special features of Coral Flower

Pot plant

Good container plants for growing in the garden.

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Attracts bees

Other uses of Coral Flower

Good ground cover. Used in borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Plants for Autumn and Winter containers

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