The Obsidian Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Obsidian') with its jet black, smooth round leaves, has the darkest foliage to date of the Coral Bells; closer to true black than any other Heuchera. This wonderful deep purplish-black foliage also has a polished glassy luster! In early summer, smoky purple buds appear on tall shoots and then open to cream-colored flowers atop wiry stems.
Coral Bells are grown more for their foliage color but the small blooms that they form attract hummingbirds and bees! You'll also love these dainty blossoms in your bouquets as airy filler. The dramatic contrast of dark leaves and creamy-white blooms is incredible! The textured coarse foliage also contrasts with the light and graceful bell-shaped blooms.
Like most Coral Bells, easy to grow Obsidian thrives in partial sunlight but once established it will also grow in shade. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4-9, these little gems have 8-10 inches tall when in bloom and spread to around 16 inches wide.
Use this Coral Bell as a ground cover, in rock gardens, as a border plant, or as an edging along paths and walkways. This 12-inch mounded plant will set off perfectly any bright flower in the garden or a container! Add low-growing enticing foliage to pathways and as accents that brighten everything around them! Pair the Obsidian with Coral Bells Lime Ricky or Marmalade for a fantastic color contrast!
Heuchera adds a bit of flavor to any perennial garden with its texture, vigor, and vibrant color. Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, Obsidian Coral Bells will surely become a "must have" as it contrasts dramatically with bright colors in your garden! Add these as space-saving dark pops of color in groupings throughout the Perennial border or a modern Cottage Garden. Perfect in the shade garden, Pollinator gardens and cut flower gardens gain a brilliant flowering ornamental that can keep its leaves through the winter for added interest!
Coral Bells do best in either full sun in cooler climates, or partial shade in warmer growing zones, but you'll have better color and more flowers in more sun. Drought tolerant once established, to keep Obsidian Coral Bells looking their best, be sure to water in hot, dry weather, giving the plant about one inch of water per week. Plant in enriched, well-drained soil that remains moderately, consistently moist. divide clumps in fall. But once established, Coral Bells can be drought tolerant, but appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to hold in moisture and keep the roots cool. Prune back foliage in early spring before new growth begins. Cold-hardy and withstanding heat and humidity, nothing seems to faze this easy-care Perennial plant!
Long-lived, and easy to grow, you'll enjoy having these plants in your landscape for years! Don't miss out! Order your shiny dark and dramatic Obsidian Coral Bells from 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 'Obsidian'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 inches|
|Mature Spread||16 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple, Purple|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|