Heuchera Lime Marmalade Description
Finally! A much more VIGOROUS yellow Coral Bells!
Heuchera Lime Marmalade is a rising star when it comes to vigor in the perennial garden. Lime Marmalade Coral Bells takes on heat & humidity effortlessly making it ideal for those gardening in southern states.
The 10" mounding habit & attractive foliage of this shade loving groundcover provide up to 9 months of interest in the perennial garden.
The semi evergreen to evergreen leaves are ruffled, and vary in color from lime to lime-green depending on the amount of shade and time of year. A couple of hours of morning sun will bring out the brightest color of this sport from Heuchera Marmalade,
In late spring, slender stems of off-white flowers rise up to 16" attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.
Heucheras are a low maintenance groundcover that thrives in moist, well-drained soil. They can take full sun in cool climates, part shade in warm ones. Stunning in combination planters, mixed beds, or dark foliage plants such as Heuchera Obsidian.
Other combination ideas include pairing with Hardy Ferns, bold-leafed Hostas, or Hydrangeas.
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Color Change, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hummingbird Lovers, Multi-season Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade'
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- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
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- Height x Width:
16" x 18"
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- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Massing, Small Spaces, Under Planting, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: PPAF
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: 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. They do well in soil where some organic matter has been added.
Light: As a general rule, Heucheras do well in shade, but for the highly colored varieties, some morning sun will bring out more intense coloring. The color can wash out in full sun, and too much heat and light can cause the leaves to scorch.
Water: Average -- better too dry than too wet when established. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not consistently wet to prevent root rot. To reduce the risk of foliar disease, Heuchera require watering during the early morning so any excess moisture can evaporate before evening. Drip irrigation effectively delivers moisture directly to the soil, further reducing the plant's vulnerability to disease.
Spacing: 1.5 ft
Fertilizing: Use good quality compost, or well aged livestock manure, or a combination of the two. Apply a few pounds for each plant, each year or two. On poor soils, top dress every year, or every other year on moderate quality soils. Spreading a 2-inch layer of mulch over the soil surrounding Heuchera helps insulate the soil during winter, and improve moisture retention. About 3 inches of space between the plant's crown and the mulch allows air circulation, which prevents rotting and disease. Replenishing the mulch throughout the year ensures proper winter protection, and hinders the establishment of competitive weeds. Heuchera does not require fertilization during the fall or winter months.
Winterizing: Winter mulching will prevent the freezing and thawing that can heave plants roots.
Maintenance & Pruning: Cut back the entire flower stalk after flowering to put the plants 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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