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Heuchera micrantha | Also known as: Coral bells, Coral flower | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Heuchera micrantha is an herbaceous perennial. It has maple-like leaves that are deep purple, changing to bronze-green in hot summers. During the summer months, h. micrantha develops long stems that are covered in bluish-white bell-shaped blooms. H. micrantha should be planted in a partially shade spot with well-drained soil that retains moisture. In a sunny aspect, it’s vital that the roots are not allowed to dry out. H. micrantha is an attractive garden specimen that provides year round interest, and works well in containers, herbaceous borders and rockeries.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.9
Spread [m]
  • 0.45
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Mixed colours
Foliage in summer
  • Mixed colours
Foliage in Autumn
  • Mixed colours
Foliage in winter
  • Mixed colours
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Mound-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Underplanting
  • Ground cover
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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