Marmalade Coral Bells
Marmalade Coral Bells
Heuchera x 'Marmalade' Plant Patent #15,945Item #2887 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Dramatically colored foliage that ranges from deep golden hues to glowing reddish pink with undulating margins. Golden mature foliage features contrasting hot pink undersides. An outstanding seasonal accent for border or woodland garden. Evergreen in mild winter areas; an herbaceous perennial in colder regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage mounds 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flower stems to 18 in. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-aPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Foliage mounds 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flower stems to 18 in. tall.Foliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:SummerFlower color:RedPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasVibrant foliage is a year-round high contrast accent for dark green and purple foliage in mixed borders. Use in small irregular groups for the woodland garden or in naturalistic rock garden settings. In more formal gardens use as a mass focal point or as linear edging. It is excellent viewed up close for both foliage and flowers in smaller gardens Good plant for nestling landscape boulders or to round the base of pedestal or fountain. Great for pots and troughs, even window boxes as a foliage accent.Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Painted Fern (Athyrium)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained soil; take care not to bury crown when planting. Prefers part shade in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Avoid excess winter moisture. Feed throughout growing season. Remove old, faded foliage in early spring.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Heuchera is an herbaceous perennial native to North America. The genus was named after 18th century German physician, Johann Heinrich von Heucher (1677-1746). With a slightly sour taste, the leaves are edible and can be used in salads and sandwiches. Native Americans used these thick roots for a medicinal by drying and then pounding them into a wound dressing, hence the common name, alum root. Marmalade was Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon. It is part of their extensive breeding program for Heuchera native to North America This hybrid is related to H.americana of the eastern U.S. and H. micrantha, a native to the west.