The vibrant Southern Comfort Coral Bells (Heuchera x 'Southern Comfort') has glowing and gorgeous orange foliage enhanced with dark veins and features an incredible color-changing show throughout the entire growing season!
The leaves emerge in spring a bright pumpkin orange! The glowing color lights up the spring landscape with hues not often associated with spring colors! In summer the foliage has a new surprise! Featuring a mixture of yellows, burnished coppers, amber, orange, cinnamon, and peach-colored leaves throughout the season! Fall brings another amazing color show as the foliage takes on more burgundy, reds, and purples in addition to the brilliant orange!
Plus dainty, creamy-white flowers rise high above the leaves on graceful stems. The bell-shaped flowers attract a host of bees and butterflies! Blooming throughout summer until frost, the airy flowers are fantastic cut flowers!
It grows into a tidy 14-22 inch mound with an 18-24 inch spread, these are fantastic edging and facer plants that are perfectly at home in the shade! Happily growing in the heat and thriving in humidity, these Coral Bells especially do great in the southern climates!
A standout plant like this, with 3-4 seasons of color, deserves the spotlight! Always something new, this specimen plant looks astounding anywhere in the landscape. Plant outside your window so you'll always have the color show within sight! Growing to create a low-maintenance groundcover. Adding an amazing designer touch to your landscape, plant as edging for garden beds, shady woodland gardens, Rock Gardens, Perennial borders, or in mass as an attractive groundcover!
Particularly showy when planted as a specimen garden 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!
Seating areas, birdbaths, outdoor sculptures, and urns become the main feature with a skirting of these around their base. Fringe trees or encircle large shrubs where these benefit from their shade and provide facer plantings to hide their bare stems.
Colorful additions to ornamental containers on shady patios, even balcony gardeners can enjoy these brilliant plants! Cutting gardens and Cottage gardens welcome these so be sure to add delicate grace to your summer bouquets and floral arrangements!
Coral Bells are content in partial sun, tolerating full sun in the cooler USDA growing zones of 4 through 9, and afternoon shade in the hottest of those climates. Otherwise, you chance leaf burn. Warmer climates will find Heuchera do best in the afternoon, or part shade or full shade. Plant these Perennials in almost any kind of soil, it's best are moderately moist, organically rich, and humusy sites with especially well-drained soil. Heuchera is susceptible to rot, so good drainage is essential while roots establish themselves.
Provide access to moisture on a regular basis throughout hot summers and long dry spells. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Plus a winter application of compost and more mulch for best results. 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.
Lovely warm color, the Comfort Coral Bells add glowing color to any perennial garden with texture, vigor, and ever-changing hues! Order yours today at NatureHills.com before they're sold out!
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 'Southern Comfort'|
|Mature Height||14 - 22 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Foliage Color||Yellow, Orange, Cinnamon, Peach, Copper & Amber|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple, Purple|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|