Heuchera sanguinea

Heuchera sanguinea

Coral bells

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Heuchera sanguinea
  • Common name: Coral bells
  • Family: Saxifragaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial

Heucheras, Heuchera sanguinea, are native to the woodlands of North America. They tend to grow in dense clumps and have brightly coloured foliage. They thrive in shade and make great groundcover plants. While plants are mainly grown for their foliage, inconspicuous flowers in summer add to their charm.

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For bets results grow Heuchera sanguinea in a mixed herbaceous border in partial shade, and is also in containers on a shady patio. The leaves can scorch in full sun. Extra plants are easily raised by removing the side crowns from a clump in late-summer. It looks good grouped with other heucheras with different coloured leaves, including the likes of ‘Pewter Moon’ (silver with dark veining) and ‘Chocolate Ruffles’ (red-chocolate).

How to grow Heuchera sanguinea

  • Plant size

    25cm height

    35cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

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Divide

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Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Heuchera sanguinea and wildlife

Heuchera sanguinea has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Heuchera sanguinea poisonous?

Heuchera sanguinea has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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