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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DescriptionWith huge 5-6” silver leaves and charcoal veins, it's no wonder that the Dolce® 'Frosted Berry' Coral Bells earned the well deserved title of 2023 National Perennial of the Year®. Charcoal stems hold white flowers on rosy pink calyxes. The Dolce® 'Frosted Berry' Coral Bell' is comparable with the 'Silver Gumdrop' that we also offer, however the frosted berry has a taller, more rounded habit with smaller light pink to white flowers.
You might be surprised that coral bells are named after their dainty flowers, even though the real star of the show is their foliage. These semi-evergreen perennials come in nearly every color, which is why we offer over 20 types on our site. Each has a low-mounding habit that can easily nestle into shaded corners, containers, or even rock gardens. Since they're low maintenance, heat tolerant, and easy to grow, they're the perennial we recommend most to shade gardeners of any level.
DetailsBotanical name:Heuchera 'Frosted Berry' 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: 10 - 14” x 16 - 20” Flower color: Light pink to white Foliage color: Silver 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, woodland
How To GrowSoil: Good drainage is a must, especially in shaded areas. Light: Thrive in shade, and very colorful varieties will get better color in part shade. The color can wash out in full sun, and too much heat and light can cause the leaves to scorch. Water: Keep the soil evenly moist, but not consistently wet to prevent root rot. Spacing: 16 - 20 Inches apart Fertilizing: An application of all purpose garden fertilizer can be applied in spring. Winterizing: Mulch in a 2-3" layer around the base will prevent freezing and thawing that can heave plants' roots. Maintenance & pruning: In spring, clean up old tattered leaves before new growth starts to emerge too robustly. Cut back the entire flower stalk after flowering to put the plant's energy into growing more leaves.