Green Spice Coral Bells

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The Green Spice Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Green Spice'), also known as Alum Root and Crimson Bells, is a vigorous growing variety with excellent leaf color contrast; the large, dark gray-edged, silver leaves have deep purple veining.

The petite, delicate summer-blooming flowers are cream-white colored and provide additional contrast against the unique dark hues of the foliage. These spring blossoms attract beneficial pollinators and butterflies! Even Hummingbirds will arrive to sip the nectar and flit between the bell-shaped blooms! Plus these graceful bell-shaped blooms are lovely in floral bouquets!

Also known as Alumroot, easy to grow, the Green Spice Coral Bells exhibit excellent growth qualities and are more shade tolerant than most hybrid Coral Bells. This variety can be evergreen in warmer climates, and a herbaceous perennial in colder areas of USDA growing zones 4 to 8 and grows into spreading, low-growing mounds 8-16 inches tall and 24-28 inches wide.

Planting and Application:

The Green Spice Heuchera can be used in many different space-saving applications, including as ground cover or planted in hanging baskets, beds, and window boxes. Try them in containers on your patio, or along a shaded garden perennial border. This Heuchera is also a fantastic spiller in container gardening and Balcony gardens too!

A pollinator-friendly variety, the Green Spice Coral Bells is attractive to butterflies and other beneficial insects, but typically ignored by pesky deer. Making them ideal to use en masse as groundcovers, to fill hard-to-mow hillsides and along wildlife borders, and in shaded locations where deer and rabbits may be present. Add to perennial borders and Rock Gardens, and of course, these mix fantastically among other Coral Bells!

  • Bold Green Foliage With Silvery Overlay & Gray Edges
  • Contrasting Foliage - Deep Purple Prominent Veins & Pointed Lobed Foliage
  • Dainty Little Bell-Shaped Creamy White Blooms
  • Great Cut Flowers & Pollinator Friendly
  • Great Groundcover & Container Plants, Edging & Border Plants

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Coral Bells perform best in part shade, rich, humusy, medium moisture, and well-drained soil. In cooler climates, Heuchera can grow in full sun. Make sure the soil remains consistently moist or the foliage might decline. Heuchera is easy to grow, but somewhat susceptible to root rot, so good drainage is essential while the roots establish themselves. While they are adaptable to different soil types, well-drained soil, and moderate moisture are best for these Perennials.

In any situation, add a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to hold in moisture and keep the roots cool. Deadhead after the flowers fade and prune down the foliage in the early spring. Then every 3-5 years, divide clumps in the fall to keep the clumps growing vigorously. Requiring little maintenance, Heuchera are usually pest and disease free. As clump-forming plants, it's recommended to divide them every 3 to 4 years, to prevent overcrowding and ensure the best growth.

  • Full Sun, Morning Sun & Part Shade
  • Adaptable to a Variety of Well-Drained Soils & Conditions
  • Herbaceous Perennial - Semi-Evergreen in Warm Winters
  • Prune Back in Early Spring
  • Easy to Maintain & Urban Environment Tolerant
  • Cold, Drought, Heat & Humidity Tolerant

Bold and vigorous Green Spice Coral Bells add unique color and interest to shade gardens, beds, and borders! These types of plants are great for a beginner gardener because they are so easy to grow! Order some today at Nature Hills!

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!

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Green Spice Coral Bells Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Heuchera 'Green Spice'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 16 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 28 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green, Silver & Purple Veins
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No