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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DescriptionSouthern Comfort coral bells (Heuchera) makes a bold statement in the garden with orange-hued leaves! The foliage changes color from peach to amber as they age. The massive leaves can reach up to 9 inches wide! Though it's grown for foliage, sprays of delicate white flowers bloom in the summer.
The name says it all - this heuchera was developed to tolerate hot, humid weather while maintaining its sensational color. Plant this heuchera on its own or in multiples to add color to shaded spots. We especially love it with blue hostas or a groundcover of purple mazus for an eclectic feel.DetailsBotanical name: Heuchera 'Southern Comfort' Patent #: USPP 20,364 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: 14" X 24" Flower color: White Foliage color: Amber to peachy bronze Season of interest: Summer through fall Bloom time: Late summer, early fall Features: Winter interest, rabbit & deer resistant, native, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, attracts pollinators, border, container gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, small spaces, underplanting, woodland
How 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.
Hosta & Coral Bells
Hosta and coral bells are reliable and easy to grow additions to shade gardens. Even in city environments, these perennials won’t let you down.
I have been planting a lot of coral bells. All have arrived in great shape and are growing well
Plants arrived in good condition despite very high temperatures the whole trip.
Packed well but that indestructible staple is hard to work around. I had to cut all around it with scissors which took a while because of the care needed not to cut the plants. If you can come up with an easier way to get the plastic off I would appreciated. If you can’t do it without compromising the results then leave it alone.
E. (New York)
Plant came in great healthy condition. Grew and spread beautifully almost immediately. Very happy
T. (North Carolina)
Arrived healthy and well packaged. They've settled in and are growing well.
My plants struggled initially, but are doing better now. We had some very hard rains, which contributed to the delay. These are actually doing much better than the Caramel Coral Bells that I ordered at the same time.