Heuchera Southern Comfort Description
This colorful, new introduction Coral Bells has GIANT 9" leaves of deep sienna with hot pink undersides.
This new hybrid thrives in the intense heat & humidity of the deep south due to its H. villosa species as a parent.
Heucheras are great when combined with Hardy Ferns, bold Hostas, and blue-flowered Pulmonaria Trevi Fountain!
Heucheras are best grown in a humus, well drained with sufficient moisture. Once established, it can take on heat, humidity, even poor soil.
An evergreen ground cover, you can trim away any tired looking foliage in the spring. Heuchera Southern Comfort is sure to please with its season spanning colorful foliage all season long in the perennial shade garden.
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 'Southern Comfort'
- Common Name:
- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
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- Height x Width:
18" X 18"
- Flower Color:
- Foliage Color:
Amber to peachy bronze
- 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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