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Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain'

Coral Bells

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'Dale's Strain' has unique silver-blue marbled foliage that grows in handsome mounds. It is an excellent drought tolerant ground cover for shady areas. Long wands of white flowers attract native bees and hummingbirds when they bloom in spring.

Benefits

Outstanding foliage display
Nectar source for hummingbirds
Provides cover for small wildlife
Will grow in dry shade under hardwood trees
Great deer resistant edging plant or groundcover

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils. Grows well in full sun in the northern part of its range but needs afternoon shade in southern areas. Remove stems of faded flower to encourage continued bloom. In cold winter climates, winter mulch applied after the ground freezes helps prevent root heaving. Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years to keep plants vigorous.


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
15-18 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

Native Range

Dry woods; Connecticut to Ontario south to Oklahoma and Georgia.

Native Trivia

Brush piles provide cover for small birds and mammals. Brush piles should be loosely arranged so animals can move through them. Place large logs at the bottom and smaller limbs on the top.


"Woodland creatures, such as chimpmunks like me, need plants like Coral Bells to provide cover and protection."

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Shade
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Mammals
Songbirds
Bloom Time
Late Spring / Early Summer
Habitat Collection
Dry Shade
Songbird
Foliage Color
Blue-green
Silver
Uses
Border
Cut or dried flower
Drought tolerant
Edging
Ground cover
Mass plant
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia