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Heuchera ‘Zipper’ (Coral Bells)

Coral Bells 'Zipper', Alum Root 'Zipper', Coral Flower 'Zipper'

Heuchera 'Zipper', Coral Bells 'Zipper', Alum Root 'Zipper', Coral Flower 'Zipper', Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Caramel Heuchera, Orange Heuchera
Heuchera 'Zipper', Coral Bells 'Zipper', Alum Root 'Zipper', Coral Flower 'Zipper', Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Caramel Heuchera, Orange Heuchera
Heuchera 'Zipper', Coral Bells 'Zipper', Alum Root 'Zipper', Coral Flower 'Zipper', Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Caramel Heuchera, Orange Heuchera
Heuchera 'Zipper', Coral Bells 'Zipper', Alum Root 'Zipper', Coral Flower 'Zipper', Shade plants, Evergreen plants, Caramel Heuchera, Orange Heuchera

Prized for its color changing foliage, Heuchera ‘Zipper’ (Coral Bells) is a compact, clump-forming, evergreen perennial sporting brightly colored, heavily ruffled leaves. Emerging orange in spring, the foliage matures to golden amber in summer, changes back to orange in fall, before turning golden amber in winter. In late spring to early summer, masses of small, bell-shaped, white flowers bloom on short burgundy stems rising up to 12 in. (30 cm) above the foliage. Zipper 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. This showy heuchera combines extremely well with a wide range of colors and helps create wonderful plant combinations in gardens or pots. A sturdy performer that is not only easy to grow, but also requires little maintenance. Wonderful as an accent, in containers or in mixed borders.

  • Forms a basal mound up to 8 in. tall (20 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
  • Performs best in sun, part shade or full shade in rich, humusy, moist, well-drained soils. If grown in full sun, make sure the soil remains consistently moist or the foliage might decline. Thrives in dry shade, once established. Salt tolerant.
  • It is attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and often ignored by deer.
  • A spectacular addition to beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, woodland gardens and is ideal as a groundcover, edger along paths or in containers. Fabulous when planted in groups!
  • Keep an eye out for vine weevil, leaf and bud eelworm.
  • Propagate by division in autumn. 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 9" - 2'
(23cm - 60cm)
Spread 11" - 1'
(28cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought, Deer
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, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’ (Coral Bells)
Heuchera ‘Cherry Cola’ (Coral Bells)
Heuchera ‘Midnight Ruffles’ (Coral Bells)

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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 9" - 2'
(23cm - 60cm)
Spread 11" - 1'
(28cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought, Deer
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, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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