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Heuchera ‘Silver Gumdrop’ (Coral Bells)

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Heuchera 'Silver Gumdrop', Coral Bells 'Silver Gumdrop', Alum Root 'Silver Gumdrop', Coral Flower 'Silver Gumdrop', Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Silver Heuchera
Heuchera 'Silver Gumdrop', Coral Bells 'Silver Gumdrop', Alum Root 'Silver Gumdrop', Coral Flower 'Silver Gumdrop', Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Silver Heuchera

Heuchera ‘Silver Gumdrop’ (Coral Bells) is a compact evergreen perennial sporting a lovely foliage of semi-glossy, silver, iridescent leaves adorned with a rosy blush overtone later in the season. The petite size of this coral bells selection makes it perfect for a container. It combines extremely well with a wide range of colors and helps create wonderful plant combinations in gardens or pots. Silver Gumdrop is a Heuchera villosa hybrid. Native to the southeastern United States, Heuchera villosa is noted for its tolerance of high heat and humidity over the other species.

  • In midsummer, masses of small, bell-shaped, vibrant pink flowers bloom on dark stems rising up to 24 in. (60 cm) above the evergreen foliage.
  • This clump-forming perennial forms a basal mound, up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) with a spread of 14-16 in. (35-40 cm). This sturdy performer is not only easy to grow, but it also requires little maintenance and is virtually 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. Salt tolerant.
  • It is attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
  • A spectacular addition to beds and 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 Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 16"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, 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, Cutting Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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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 Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 16"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, 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, Cutting Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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