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Eco Magnifolia Coral Bells*

Heuchera americana 'Eco Magnifolia'

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Eco Magnifolia Coral Bells (Heuchera americana 'Eco Magnifolia') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Eco Magnifolia Coral Bells foliage

Eco Magnifolia Coral Bells foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  9 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Coralbells, Alumroot

Description:

Dainty spikes of green bells rise from a compact mound of light green foliage, contrasting with darker green to red veins, red tinged in fall; amazing contrast to other plants; great versatility; keep soil moist in heat of summer

Ornamental Features

Eco Magnifolia Coral Bells's attractive crinkled lobed leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning bluish-green in color with distinctive dark green veins and tinges of red. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous red in the fall. It features dainty spikes of green bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Eco Magnifolia Coral Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Eco Magnifolia Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Eco Magnifolia Coral Bells will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 9 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Eco Magnifolia Coral Bells is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features