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Heuchera, or coral bells, is an easy-to-grow, low-maintenance perennial plant for shade. Here's how to care for heuchera in your garden!

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Here's What You Need to Know

What are coral bells (heuchera)

Heuchera, also known as coral bells or alumroot, is one of my go-to plants for a shade garden. These compact, mounded plants have colorful evergreen foliage that stands out even in low light.

When to plant

The best time to plant heuchera is in spring or fall, but can thrive when planted in warmer months as well. They are hardy in growing zones 4-9.

Where to plant

Consider growing heuchera as a perennial border or planted in mass in a shady or sunny garden. Check the tag to make sure your coral bells can handle the sun levels of your chosen spot.

How to grow from seed

You can harvest seeds from mature pods or you direct sow into your garden in the fall.

Caring for coral bells

Once they get established, they can tolerate dry spells, but give them water if temperatures are very hot or dry for a prolonged time.

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