Marmalade Coral Bells
Marmalade Coral Bells
Heuchera x 'Marmalade' Plant Patent #15,945Item #2887 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Dramatic foliage ranges from deep golden 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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.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.Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift PlantFoliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:SummerFlower color:RedGarden styleCottagePatent 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 a rich, well-drained soil and water and fertilize regularly throughout the growing season. Provide partial shade in hot summer regions. For a neat appearance, remove old flower stalks. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- 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.
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