Timeless Orange Coral Bells
Heuchera 'Timeless Orange'
Timeless Orange Coral Bells foliage
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Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Coralbells, Alumroot
Group/Class: Timeless Collection
Pretty spikes of cream bells, with a hint of orange rise from a dense mound of large, orange and amber leaves with red undersides; amazing contrast to other plants, great versatility; keep soil moist in the heat of summer
Timeless Orange Coral Bells features dainty spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers with a orange flare rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive large crinkled lobed leaves are orange in color with curious red undersides and tinges of coppery-bronze. The foliage often turns red and in fall.
Timeless Orange Coral Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer 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 butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Timeless Orange Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Timeless Orange Coral Bells will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 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. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.
This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. However, you may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. 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.
Timeless Orange 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.