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Heuchera sanguinea

Heuchera sanguinea

Also known as

Coral Bells, Crimson Bells, Fairy Flower, Alum Root, Coral Flower

Photo by Katja Schulz (CC BY 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Heuchera sanguinea

A close up of some green Heuchera sanguinea leaves
A close up of some pink Heuchera sanguinea flowers
A close up of a Heuchera sanguinea plant with pink red flowers
Some Heuchera sanguinea growing in a garden with red flowers and green foliage
A photo of  Heuchera sanguinea

Heuchera sanguinea Overview

Heuchera sanguinea is a semi-evergreen perennial species from the Saxifragaceae family, commonly known by the names Coral Bells and Crimson Bells, amongst others. It typically grows to around 30cm tall, with a clumping habit. Foliage is rounded and shallowly lobed, forming a rough leaf edge. The leaves are dark green in colour, with pale green marbling across the upper surface. Flowers appear in the summer, they are small and tubular in appearance, coloured red-pink. Appearing over the foliage in airy sprays.

Common problems with Heuchera sanguinea

How to propagate Heuchera sanguinea



Special features of Heuchera sanguinea

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Heuchera sanguinea

Walls, border, cutting bed, naturaliser, rock garden