Root Beer is a variety of Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Root Beer') with uniquely decorative, bronze foliage that resembles its namesake fizzy drink, and even has gorgeous cream fizzy blooms to top it off as well! Your Root Beer will look cool and refreshing all season long! Its lobed leaves are a delectable blend of reds and browns that are sure to stand out amid your other plantings.
Spring brings an additional treat when tall shoots spring up above the foliage, sprinkled with delicate, creamy blooms that your pollinators and Hummingbirds will love. Root Beer is a compact plant with a mounded nature that will create a pleasing, symmetrical sight in your landscape. Root Beer is fast-growing and long-lived, so you won't have to wait to see results and can count on reaping its benefits for years to come.
Heat, cold, and humidity-resistant throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9. These low-growing perennials only reach 6-8 inches in height but spread to 12-14 inches in width. The mounding and creeping clumps are cold-hardy, seldom bothered by deer and rabbits, and Heuchera are largely disease and pest free!
Plant several to create an attractive dark border along your walkway. These are also spectacular as companion plants, providing dramatic contrast for your other flowering perennials! Create a shade garden of your dreams by combining these shade lovers with Ferns, Hosta, and Astilbe, or in cool climate sun gardens with Ornamental grasses and Roses! Of course, other Coral Bells!
Use Coral Bells without worry about deer and rabbit pressure throughout woodland edges, under larger trees and shrubs as lacy skirting, or in tougher locations like Crevis Gardens, Rock Garden, or in mass to form an attractive groundcover and garden filler. The space-saving size of Coral Bells makes them ideal for container gardening and in planters on the porch or patio! Liven up an outdoor barbecue seating area, or let them dance in the shade around a pool or entertaining area!
Coral Bells grow best in enriched well-drained soils in part shade. Plant these Perennials do well in full sun in the northern part of its range and afternoon shade in the south, or even in full shade in the hottest climates. Keep them looking their best, by ensuring you water during hot, dry weather, giving the plant about one inch of water per week. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
An easy-care perennial, Coral Bells should be cut back in the early spring. Divide every 3-5 years to maintain vigor. Tolerating heat and humidity, it is low-maintenance and performs well even in the South where it can display evergreen tendencies. Cold and drought tolerant and withstanding heat and humidity, nothing seems to faze this plant. Deer and rabbit resistant, you can depend upon your Root Beer Coral Bells to remain lovely even without fencing or repellants!
All in all, Root Beer is an outstanding choice for any yard. Easy to care for, hardy and beautiful, Root Beer Coral Bells seems to have it all! Order today 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||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Heuchera 'Root Beer'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 Inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 14 Inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Low to Moderate|
|Flower Color||Creamy Yellow|
|Fall Color||Red, Evergreen|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|