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Heuchera ‘Autumn Leaves’ (Coral Bells)

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Heuchera 'Autumn Leaves', Coral Bells 'Autumn Leaves', Alum Root 'Autumn Leaves', Coral Flower 'Autumn Leaves', Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Red Heuchera

Bred for heat and humidity tolerance, Heuchera ‘Autumn Leaves’ is a particularly interesting variety of Coral Bells with its foliage of lobed, rounded leaves changing color throughout the seasons. In spring, the mid-sized leaves emerge red, change to taupe in summer, then deepen to ruby red in fall.

  • In early-mid summer, panicles of small, bell-shaped, creamy white flowers rise up to 18 in. (45 cm) above the semi-evergreen foliage. This Heuchera is also prized by gardeners for its drought tolerance.
  • This clump-forming perennial forms basal mounds, up to 8 in. tall (20 cm) with a spread of 15 in. (37 cm). This sturdy performer is not only easy to grow, but also requires little maintenance and is virtually pest and disease free!
  • Performs best in part shade, in richhumusymedium moisturewell-drained soils. If grown in full sun, make sure the soil remains consistently moist or the foliage might decline. Thrives in dry shade, once established. It is attractive to butterflies and often ignored by deer.
  • A spectacular addition to bedsbordersrock gardenswoodland gardens and is ideal as groundcoveredger along paths or in containers. Fabulous when planted in groups!
  • Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years.
  • Remove stems of faded flowers to promote additional bloom. Apply winter mulch after the ground freezes to help prevent root heaving.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Saxifragaceae
Genus Heuchera
Common names Coral Bells, Alum Root
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 2'
(20cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 15"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Heuchera ‘Pluie de Feu’ (Coral Bells)
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Heuchera ‘Milan’ (Coral Bells)
Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’ (Coral Bells)
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Recommended Companion Plants

Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ (Coral Bells)
Carex comans ‘Frosted Curls’ (New Zealand Hair Sedge)
Rosa ‘Felicia’ (Hybrid Musk Rose)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Lavenite Petite’ (Lavender)
Dianthus ‘Memories’
Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’ (‘Autumn Joy’)
Agastache ‘Black Adder’ (Giant Hyssop)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’
Echinacea ‘Sunrise’ (Coneflower)
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion)
Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Saxifragaceae
Genus Heuchera
Common names Coral Bells, Alum Root
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 2'
(20cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 15"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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