Carnival™ Cocomint Coral Bells

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Verdant and reliable, the Carnival™ series Cocomint Coral Bells (Heuchera x 'Carnival Cocomint') is a winner as a front-of-border plant, mass planting, or edging. If you're looking for a low-mounding, attractive plant that won't brown in mild winters, look no further!

Why do landscapers turn to this plant time and time, again? Cocomint Coral Bell leaves are evenly lobed and richly colored. They feature deep veins that can vary in color from leaf to leaf. Some have yellow veins outlined with deep purple while others have light green veins with yellowish or green outlines. The foliage has a silvery sheen that adds depth and interest.

The Cocomint Coral Bells produce tiny bell-shaped white flowers in late spring to summer. These dainty blooms dangle high atop delicate stems above the low base of the foliage. These adorable flowers aren't just cute, their tiny cupped blossoms are perfect for Hummingbirds. Other winged beauties also frequent these flowers. Butterflies and bumblebees enjoy stopping by the Cocomint Coral Bells for a nectar-rich snack, as well.

It can be difficult to find a shade-loving plant with bold colors and even foliage. Cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9 and grows around a foot tall and wide. Deer-resistant, humidity and cold-tolerant, and easy to grow, Heuchera are easy to grow for even the most novice gardener!

Planting and Application:

The Carnival Coral Bells grow in low-lying space-saving mounds which makes it ideal as a front-of-border plant for your garden. It also looks lovely as an edging which will attract attention with its variegated coloring. Great in containers and planters as fillers and spillers, they ramble throughout the shade garden or as frilly facer plants and edging along pathways and the driveway.

Pretty throughout the Cottage garden, Perennial border, and Pollinator border, but tough enough for Rock Garden, and in rows along your drive. For a lively and attractive mass planting, group several Cocomints in a hard-to-reach area of your yard. If you have a shady spot where other plants struggle, Coral Bells will rise to the occasion!

  • Highly Variegated Foliage - Silvery, Green, Light Green & Burgundy
  • Mounding Clump-Forming Ornamental
  • Bell-Shaped White Flowers For Pollinators
  • Lovely Shade Gardens, Containers & Cut Flowers
  • Edging, Specimens, En Masse & Rock Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant these Perennials do well in partial shade and enriched, well-drained soil with regular moisture. To keep Coral Bells happy, water them well in the heat of summer and the winter months. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system. Coral Bells should be cut back in the early spring, and in fall, and divide every 3-5 years to maintain vigor. Tolerating heat and humidity, it is low-maintenance and performs well even in the South where it can display evergreen tendencies. This plant is deer-resistant and drought-resistant once established. It also does well in heat and around well-traveled areas of the yard.

  • Partial Shade
  • Vigorous Growth in Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune In Early Spring
  • Evergreen in Warmer Zones & Perennial in Cooler Zones
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant, Heat & Humidity Tolerant

Don't miss out on this one! The Carnival™ Cocomint Coral Bells will make your life easier by not needing all of your gardening energy while providing your yard with interesting and uniform foliage.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prune Coral Bells?

Coral Bells do best when pruned in the early spring. Leaving the foliage intact as an extra blanket for winter protection over the crown. In some climates, Coral Bells can be semi-evergreen, so leaving those colorful leaves up all winter adds winter interest!

Do Coral Bells prefer sun or shade?

Coral Bells need partial sun/shade or full shade in warmer climates. They do best in the morning sun to dry the leaves of dew and afternoon shade to provide relief from the hot summer sun.

Do Coral Bells spread?

Coral Bells can spread into tidy mounds about 2-3 feet in width but do not spread by rhizomes or stolons further than where they're planted.

Where do Coral Bells grow best?

Coral Bells love a shaded site in enriched soil that is well-drained. They appreciate regular moisture and a mulched root zone.

Do Coral Bells attract hummingbirds?

Coral Bells are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

What pairs with Coral Bells?

These shade-loving perennials pair with lacy Astilbe and Ferns, other coarse foliage plants like Hosta, and the lobed foliage of Columbines! Try pairing with Barrenworts and Bergenia too!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 44.99
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Carnival™ Cocomint Coral Bells Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Heuchera x 'Carnival Cocomint'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 14 inches
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green, Silver & Purple
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring