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Heuchera ‘Galaxy’ (Coral Bells)

Coral Bells 'Galaxy', Alum Root 'Galaxy'

Heuchera Galaxy,  Coral Bells Galaxy, Alum Root Galaxy, Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Foliage plant, Black Foliage, Black Heuchera
Heuchera Galaxy,  Coral Bells Galaxy, Alum Root Galaxy, Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Foliage plant, Black Foliage, Black Heuchera

Heuchera ‘Galaxy’ features huge, thick leathery leaves which emerge bright red, and turn darker as they age. Heavily variegated, the foliage displays rose pink spots, which gradually fade as the season progresses. In late spring to midsummer, panicles of small, bell-shaped, creamy-white flowers bloom on slender white stems rising up to 14 in. (35 cm), well 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 clump-forming perennial forms basal mounds, up to 9 in. tall (22 cm) with a spread of 12 in. (30 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, make sure the soil remains consistently moist or the foliage might decline.
  • It is attractive to butterflies and often ignored by deer.
  • A spectacular addition to beds, borders, rock gardens, woodland gardens 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
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 9"
(20cm - 23cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
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 Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’ (Coral Bells)
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Erysimum ‘Apricot Twist’ (Wallflower)
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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
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 9"
(20cm - 23cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
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 Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Do I Need?
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