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Lemon Love Coral Bells

Heuchera 'Lemon Love'

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Lemon Love Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Lemon Love') at Roger's Gardens

Lemon Love Coral Bells foliage

Lemon Love Coral Bells foliage

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Plant Height:  14 inches

Flower Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  26 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Coralbells, Alumroot

Brand:  Walters Gardens

Description:

Dainty spikes of cream colored bells rise from a mound of lemon yellow to lime green foliage that eventually matures to green in the late season; amazing contrast to other plants, great versatility; keep soil moist in the heat of summer

Ornamental Features

Lemon Love Coral Bells features dainty spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive large crinkled lobed leaves remain lemon yellow in color with showy lime green variegation and tinges of chartreuse throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Lemon Love Coral Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

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 butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lemon Love Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Lemon Love Coral Bells will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 32 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 26 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. 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 applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.

Lemon Love Coral Bells is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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