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Sultry and Scintillating Plum Pudding Coral Bells

  • Takes Cold, Heat and Humidity
  • Impressive, Deeply Veined, Purple Foliage With Silvery Sheen
  • Wispy Flower Spikes Rise Up to Two Feet Above the Foliage
  • Stays Small and Compact
  • Butterflies Adore Coral Bells
  • Professional Designers Rely on this Plant
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Full Sun or Partial Shade

If you want to define your garden beds and attract butterflies and hummingbirds, add this little gem. With extravagant maple-shaped leaves, Plum Pudding Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Plum Pudding') boasts a shimmering, silvery-purple hue and dark purple veining.

Each shallow-lobed, rounded leaf is a botanical masterpiece! These ground-hugging plants are quietly flashy, and they'll fit beautifully in just about any design scheme.

With prominent veins and a silvery-gray overcast, Plum Pudding is nicknamed "Fancy Leaf" Coral Bells. They are a must-have for garden borders that run through sun and partial shade conditions.

Allow these lovely semi-evergreen perennials to form low mounds of deliciously dark color touched with a splash of quicksilver. Heuchera adds bold contrast and texture to the perennial garden.

Be on the lookout in late spring to early summer, as the lofty flower spikes start reaching far above the rounded foliage mound and sport tiny, white, bell-shaped "Fairy Flowers". The blooms grow in airy panicles on each dark, delicate spike.

It's beautiful from early spring all the way through fall and beyond. In some climates, it even remains evergreen, vibrant and colorful for plenty of winter interest.

The color is never, ever flat. Instead, its foliage changes to a silver with a purple tint in winter. During mild winters the foliage will persist, if you provide adequate moisture to the soil.

Plum Pudding Coral Bells add brilliant and exceptional color to the darkest spot in your garden. You'll love it's vigor and low-maintenance nature. Place your order today!

How to Use Plum Pudding Coral Bells in the Landscape

This versatile plum purple plant stands alone as a subtle superstar. But it truly shines when used as a partner plant for chartreuse or yellow foliage plants.

Underplant showy All Gold Japanese Forest Grass with a dark skirt of Plum Pudding Coral Bells. Intersperse your Hosta collection with a massed reddish-purple "river" of Plum Pudding.

Together, these contrasting colors tell a garden story you'll never grow tired of.

Of course, you'll want to tuck Plum Puddings into your exterior containers as a spectacular "Filler" to boost the eye appeal of standout "Thrillers." Use this same concept in your garden beds.

Plum Pudding highlights other plants in a really beautiful way. Cozy it up to your taller perennials, or hide the bare stems of leggy shrubs when planted as a groundcover.

Add them to Cottage Gardens with a wild rumpus of other flowering perennials. You'll enjoy watching the sweet white flowers flutter and dance a foot above the leaves!

This is a plant that captures the imagination of young children. Add as a durable groundcover near their play area.

Create a solid mat by planting 8 inches apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Enjoy the lovely dark color with other silvery-toned plants. Use near Blue Arrow Juniper or glaucous Baker's Blue Spruce to polish the look.

Add these to your Victory Garden as a decorative border. You'll entice helpful pollinators to come a-calling, and support your harvests!

#ProPlantTips for Care

They are cold hardy, drought tolerant and able to withstand heat and humidity...nothing seems to phase this easy to grow plant. But to keep Plum Pudding looking its best, be sure to water in hot, dry weather, giving the plant about one inch of water per week.

They'll tolerate a wide spectrum of sun conditions, including full sun and part shade. If you use them in full sun, be sure to water well and mulch the root zones. Full shade will limit blooming and wash out the foliage, so is not recommended.

Plant them in well-drained soil. Please know that Coral Bells hate wet soil in the winter.

You don't want to bury the crown of the plant too deep. You can plant them "high" with an inch of the root ball showing, then pull mulch up and around the root system.

In early spring, carefully hand-rake debris and dried leaves from the mound. Use sharp garden snips to trim any old leaves off. How you'll love watching the new growth emerge for a fresh new start to your beautiful growing season.

Order Plum Pudding Coral Bells from the experts at Nature Hills this season!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Plum Pudding Coral Bells Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Botanical Name Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 10 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Early Spring
Fragrant No