Carnival™ Watermelon Coral Bells

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With all the flash and style of a summer circus or state fair, Carnival™ Watermelon Coral Bells (Heuchera x villosa 'Watermelon') will light your garden up all summer long! These front-of-the-border beauties have a kaleidoscope of color that glows on deeply veined leaves in shades of peach, pink, green, and buff, all with hints of their bright pink undersides popping through.

Who knew one plant could offer so much color? From peach to pink to bronze and beyond, the Watermelon Coral Bells features foliage that offers a spectrum of hues! When leaves first bud out, they are a bright peach and quickly unfurl for even more excitement.

These leaves dazzle onlookers with highlights and lowlights that you will find divine. This herbaceous perennial has scalloped leaves with intricate veins that range in color from leaf to leaf. Some are violet with green veins while others are watermelon-pink with yellow veins and still others are spritely green with maroon edges.

Part of the Carnival™ series of Coral Bells, this lovely textured plant celebrates the coming of summer with dainty white blooms that dance in the breeze in late spring. These cup-shaped blossoms look like they were lifted right out of a fairytale! It's no wonder Hummingbirds and butterflies are enchanted by these blooms.

Planting and Application:

The dense and colorful foliage of the Carnival™ Watermelon Coral Bells makes it a versatile choice for your garden. You can use yours to add color to your yard as a mass planting! Or create dimension and division by planting a pathway through your garden lined with a row of Watermelon Coral Bells. Pretty throughout the Cottage garden, Perennial border, and Pollinator border, but tough enough for Rock Garden, and in rows along your driveway!

There's no doubt that the Watermelon Coral Bells makes an excellent edging plant or space-saving front-of-border plant. Its colors accentuate and highlight a multitude of other plants while also being stunning in its own right. This herbaceous, mounding evergreen is a wonderful choice for your garden. From container planting to groundcover, the Watermelon Coral Bells is sure to please!

  • Highly Colored & Uniformly Shaped Leaves
  • Green, Coral, Pink, Buff, Bronze & Orange Hues
  • Bright Pink Undersides
  • Dainty White Blooms on Slender Stems
  • Butterfly, Bee & Hummingbird-Friendly
  • Borders & Edging, Containers, Specimens & Sun/Shade Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hardy throughout UDSA growing zones 4 to 9, Coral Bells grow best in enriched well-drained soils in part shade. Plant these Perennials do well in full sun in the northern part of its range and afternoon shade in the south, or even in full shade in the hottest climates. Keep your Coral Bells happy by watering them well in the heat of summer and spring. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. An easy-care perennial, Coral Bells should be cut back in the early spring. 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.

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

Join the summer fun and enjoy juicy colors all year round! Order the Carnival™ Watermelon Coral Bells today at Nature Hills and enjoy these lovely ornamentals for yourself!

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.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, 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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Carnival™ Watermelon Coral Bells Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Heuchera x villosa 'Watermelon'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 14 Inches
Mature Spread 12 - 14 Inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained Adaptable
Moisture Low to Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Mixed
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring