Rose Quartz Coral Bells
Heuchera 'Rose Quartz'
Rose Quartz Coral Bells flowers
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Plant Height: 8 inches
Flower Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Coralbells, Alumroot
An outstanding cultivar producing showy silver leaves with charcoal veining and rose highlights; pink buds open to cream flowers on dark purple stems in summer; creates a stunning visual in the garden, perfect for massing and groundcover applications
Rose Quartz Coral Bells features dainty spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. Its attractive crinkled lobed leaves emerge rose in spring, turning silver in colour with distinctive dark gray veins and tinges of rose the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The deep purple stems can be quite attractive.
Rose Quartz 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 hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Rose Quartz Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Rose Quartz Coral Bells will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to 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 covering it with a thick layer of mulch 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.
Rose Quartz 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. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.