Midnight Rose Coral Bells, (Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'), has burnished black leaves that are speckled with hot pink in the spring. As the season progresses, the spots turn cream and green and the foliage becomes lighter. The toothy leaves have prominent veins and can remain semi to fully evergreen in mild winters for 3-4 seasons of color!
For additional color, Midnight Rose releases tall shoots of tiny pink flowers during the summer months. These spring blossoms attract beneficial pollinators and butterflies, so you'll be glad you planted a few extras for them! Even Hummingbirds will arrive to sip the nectar! Plus these graceful bell-shaped blooms are lovely in floral bouquets! These graceful flowers last all summer through fall. However, Coral Bells are not known for their flowers, but for their foliage!
Also known as Alumroot, easy-to-grow Heuchera holds its color throughout the summer heat and humidity, right until frost. If you live in a warmer climate, you might just see your Coral Bells maintain their foliage through the winter too! Heat and cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9 and grow to a spreading mound 10-16 inches in height and 20-24 inches in width.
Midnight Rose looks especially good around the edge of borders, woodland edges, rock gardens, perennial borders, or in mass to form an attractive groundcover! The space-saving, spreading color lights up any area! Midnight Rose looks excellent in partly shaded garden borders, under trees, and even mixed into ornamental containers on shady patios. This Heuchera is also a fantastic spiller in container gardening and Balcony gardens too!
The speckled red-black foliage looks fantastic with plants that have red leaves and blooms, with variegated plants, among plants with dark foliage! Create the opposite of a moon garden by filling the landscape with these brilliant yet brooding foliage plants! Midnight Rose adds a bit of flavor to any Rock Garden and perennial garden with its texture, vigor, and vibrant color. Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, Midnight Rose will surely become a must-have plant and looks fantastic with other Coral Bells!
Midnight Rose performs 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. These Perennials also thrive in dry shade, once established. Cold and drought tolerant and withstanding heat and humidity, nothing seems to faze this plant. But to keep Midnight Rose looking its best, be sure to water in hot, dry weather, giving the plant about one inch of water per week.
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.
The dramatic speckles and dark foliage of Midnight Rose Coral Bells add an enticing new layer to your shade gardens! Add this attractive plant to your garden from our experts at Nature Hills!
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!
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.
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.
Coral Bells love a shaded site in enriched soil that is well-drained. They appreciate regular moisture and a mulched root zone.
Coral Bells are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.
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!
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Coral Bells for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Plants That Work|
|Botanical Name||Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'|
|Mature Height||10 - 16 inches|
|Mature Spread||20 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Foliage||Pink Speckles Age Cream|
|Foliage Color||Purple/Black Leaves Turn Red & Age Green|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|