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Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ (Coral Bells)

Coral Bells 'Citronelle', Alum Root 'Citronelle'

Heuchera Citronelle,  Coral Bells Citronelle, Alum Root Citronelle, Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Foliage plant, Yellow Foliage, Yellow Heuchera
Heuchera Citronelle,  Coral Bells Citronelle, Alum Root Citronelle, Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Foliage plant, Yellow Foliage, Yellow Heuchera

Robust and compact, Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ features showy, citron yellow leaves adorned with silver undersides that retain their luminous color throughout the growing season. If planted in a shady area, the foliage becomes more chartreuse. In mid-summer, panicles of small, bell-shaped, creamy flowers bloom on slender stems rising up to 14 in. (35 cm), just above the semi-evergreen foliage. A terrific choice for adding a touch of color in the rock garden, perennial border, along paths or in containers. This Heuchera villosa hybrid is a sport of the highly popular ‘Caramel’.

  • This clump-forming perennial forms basal mounds, up to 12 in. tall (30 cm) with a spread of 14 in. (35 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 or full shade, in rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in dry shade, once established.
  • It is attractive to butterflies and often ignored by deer.
  • A spectacular addition to beds, borders, rock gardens, 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, 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 Alum Root, Coral Bells
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" (40cm)
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 Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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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)
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Recommended Companion Plants

Athyrium ‘Ghost’ (Lady Fern)
Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ (Coral Bells)
Astilbe ‘Fanal’ (Arendsii Hybrid)
Hosta ‘Patriot’ (Plantain Lily)

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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 Alum Root, Coral Bells
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" (40cm)
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 Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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