Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionThe playful color of Berry Smoothie coral bells (Heuchera) makes this perennial stand out in a crowd. Flashy, raspberry-colored leaves emerge in the spring, then gradually darken to a wine color as they age. They even have a metallic hue, perfect for catching light in the shade.
Watch it grow vigorously to form a colorful 18" mound of foliage. Nothing seems to phase this heuchera, even in heat and humidity! Try planting it with flashy hostas or textural ferns to create stunning garden combinations.
Insider tip: the leaves last for more than two weeks when cut, making it a great addition to arrangements!DetailsBotanical name:Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie' Common name: Coral bells, heuchera, alumroot Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 18" X 20" Flower color: Soft pink Foliage color: Raspberry, wine Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Winter interest, rabbit resistant, native, heat tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, bestsellers, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, small spaces, woodlandHow To GrowSoil: Coral bells like a neutral to slightly acid soil pH, somewhere between 6.0 and 7.0. Good drainage is a must, especially in shaded areas. Light: As a general rule, Heucheras do well in the shade, but some morning sun will bring out more intense coloring. Too much light will cause the leaves to scorch. Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not consistently wet to prevent root rot. To reduce the risk of foliar disease, water Heuchera during the early morning so excess moisture can evaporate by evening. Spacing: 1.5 ft Fertilizing: Fertilizing is generally unnecessary unless the soil is nutrient depleted. Consider applying compost to provide nutrients and organic matter. Avoid any fertilization in fall and winter. Winterizing: Winter mulching will prevent the freezing and thawing that can kill plant roots. Maintenance & pruning: Cut back the entire flower stalk after flowering to put the plant's energy into growing more leaves. Divide coral bells every 3-5 years to keep them from dying out in the center.
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6 Reasons Coral Bells Belong In Your Garden
Whether you’re adding a pop of color to an outdoor patio, or creating depth and delight in a cottage garden, coral bells allow you to easily customize your landscape.
Plants arrived in excellent condition. The packing is very impressive! I unboxed them shortly after their arrival & watered them. I was looking for a non-purple coral bell since I have plenty of those & the green. These are probably the prettiest shade available in the red family-they may not be quite as bright as I ideally would like but once they get established & come back out next spring, they may surprise me. They add a nice contrasting color to the garden. No local nurseries carried this color, but GGP did!
Beautiful Coral Bells
This large plant arrived in great shape. Beautiful leaves and is growing well. Superior plants shipped from this nursery. Thanks!
The plant is a beautiful color, but I had to remove 5 badly damaged leaves when it arrive. It was a small plant to begin with, but that made it much smaller. It will recover, I am sure, but it will take time.
Deborah M. (South Carolina)
Tough healthy plants
Coral Bells traveled well to my coastal SC home and garden. Plants arrived healthy and leafy with good color after a hot trip. So far in just a few hot, humid weeks they are thriving.