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Heuchera ‘Sweet Tart’ (Coral Bells)

Coral Bells 'Sweet Tart', Alum Root 'Sweet Tart', Little Cutie Series

Heuchera Sweet Tart,  Coral Bells Sweet Tart, Alum Root Sweet Tart, Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Foliage plant, lime Foliage, lime Heuchera
Heuchera Sweet Tart,  Coral Bells Sweet Tart, Alum Root Sweet Tart, Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Foliage plant, lime Foliage, lime Heuchera

A miniature variety of Coral Bells, Heuchera ‘Sweet Tart’ forms a tight mound of gently lobed, luminous, bright lime-green leaves. The wonderful foliage retains its showy color throughout the growing season. Blooming from spring to fall, panicles of small, bell-shaped, cerise and hot pink flowers bloom on slender stems rising just above the semi-evergreen foliage. ‘Sweet Tart’ is adaptable to a wide range of garden conditions, including heat, humidity or drought. Great for the garden and containers.

  • This clump-forming perennial forms basal mounds, up to 5 in. tall (12 cm) with a spread of 8 in. (20 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. 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 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 4" - 5"
(10cm - 13cm)
Spread 7" - 8"
(18cm - 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
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 Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’ (Coral Bells)
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Erysimum ‘Apricot Twist’ (Wallflower)
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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 4" - 5"
(10cm - 13cm)
Spread 7" - 8"
(18cm - 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
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 Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Do I Need?
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