Glossy and dark plum-purple! The Palace Purple Coral Bells (Heuchera micrantha var diversifolia 'Palace Purple') is one of the most popular Coral Bells on the market! Named Perennial of the Year in 1991, one can see why! Featuring rich deep-purple foliage, fading to bronzy green in hot summers, plus dark red stems with white flowers, it is a little different than the rest of the Coral Bells family!
In the springtime, small pinkish-white flowers appear on tall, airy red stems. Calling beneficial pollinators and butterflies, 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 rounded mound 15-24 inches in height and 12-18 inches in width.
A standout plant like this, with 3-4 seasons of color, deserves the spotlight! Rightfully deserving a space-saving specimen plant location, these have a depth of color perfect as a garden accent plant as well! Growing to create a low-maintenance groundcover, they add an amazing designer touch to your landscape! Plant as low-growing edging for garden beds, or in mass as an attractive ground cover! Great size for container gardening and Balcony gardens too!
Palace Purple is especially showy when planted among the vibrant colors of other Coral Bells! Try creating a focal point planting in your garden by clustering these in a grouping of 3 or more for a stand-out accent!
Palace Purple looks especially fantastic as a border along the shady side of your home's foundation or as low edging along your shade garden beds. Line your shaded walkways and driveways for a dramatic row of color! Great for shady Woodland gardens, Rock Gardens, Perennial borders, and Cottage gardens, the incredible color saturation highlights all other plants! Intersperse throughout Rose gardens and lovely for the Cutting gardens so your summer vases are full of beauty!
Palace Purple needs regular watering and shade and afternoon shade, especially in the southern climates and during summer. Adaptable to occasionally wet conditions, they're best in moderately moist, very well-drained soils. Coral Bells planted in cooler growing zones thrive in more sun and a bit less moisture. They can tolerate some morning sun and partial shade, but in hotter climates need to plant these in full shade to prevent leaf burn. These Perennials withstand heat and humidity, deer and rabbits, and are even drought tolerant! Not much can faze this plant!
Preferring rich soils that have a good amount of organic matter, fertilize in early spring when new growth begins to emerge. 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. Easy to grow, just shear back when dormant for a clean winter look. If desired, divide clumps in fall to prevent overcrowding. Mulch provides insulation from heat and chill and holds moisture in the soil more consistently.
Heuchera adds dramatic foliage color to any landscape with incredibly saturated hues, texture, and vigor. Palace Purple Coral Bells will surely become a must-have as it contrasts incredibly with brighter colors in your garden! Order yours today at NatureHills.com!
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||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'|
|Mature Height||15 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|