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Heuchera ‘Caramel’ (Coral Bells)

Alum Root 'Caramel', Coral Bells 'Caramel', Coral Flower 'Caramel'

Heuchera 'Caramel', Alum Root 'Caramel', Coral Bells 'Caramel', Coral Flower 'Caramel'

More tolerant of hot and humid summers than most heucheras, Heuchera ‘Caramel’ is a gorgeous variety of Coral Bells with a unique foliage of lobed, rounded leaves, emerging gray-red in spring and maturing to apricot-caramel with burgundy-red undersides by summer.

  • In early summer, panicles of small, bell-shaped, creamy-pink flowers bloom on slender stems rising up to 18 in. (45 cm) above the semi-evergreen foliage. Robust and vigorous, ‘Caramel’ is also prized by gardeners for its ability to thrive in dry shade.
  • This clump-forming perennial forms a basal mound, up to 8 in. tall (20 cm) with a spread of 20 in. (50 cm). This sturdy performer is not only easy to grow but also requires little maintenance and is pest and disease free!
  • Performs best in part shade, in rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils. If grown in full sun, ensure 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 beds, borders, rock gardens, and woodland gardens and is ideal as a groundcover, edger 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, 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 Alum Root, Coral Bells
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, 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 Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Heuchera ‘Pluie de Feu’ (Coral Bells)
Heuchera ‘Amber Waves’ (Coral Bells)
Heuchera ‘Cherry Cola’ (Coral Bells)
Heuchera ‘Milan’ (Coral Bells)
Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’ (Coral Bells)
Heuchera NORTHERN EXPOSURE™ Red (Coral Bells)

Recommended Companion Plants

Gillenia trifoliata (Bowman’s Root)
Paeonia ‘Coral Charm’ (Peony)
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea (Purple Japanese Barberry)
Carex elata ‘Aurea’ (Bowles’ Golden Sedge)
Helenium ‘Waltraut’ (Sneezeweed)
Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion)
Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy)

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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, 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 Alum Root, Coral Bells
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, 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 Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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