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Heuchera sanguinea Engelm.
Coralbells, New Mexican coralbells, Arizona coralbells
USDA Symbol: hesa3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A 1-2 ft. scape arises from coralbells mound of heart-shaped leaves to bear loose clusters of small, pink to red, bell-shaped flowers. Bright, coral-red bells hanging in a narrow cluster from upper part of a nearly leafless stalk; leaves mostly basal.
The dainty bells and dark green leaves make this a highly popular ornamental. Several other western species have smaller, pink or purplish flowers in more open clusters.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
, PA Native Distribution:
& adjacent Mex. Native Habitat:
Moist, shady, foothill woodlands
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Rocky soils; moist through the summer.
Conditions Comments: Three to four year old coralbells should be divided in the spring, discarding the old woody material, to encourage new growth and more abundant flowering.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Attracts hummingbirds.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Easily propagated by seed, division, or leaf cuttings. Plant untreated seed only 1/8 deep at most. Plants flower
the second year. To propagate vegetatively, divide roots in late fall or early spring. Leaves can be taken in late summer or fall and set Seed Collection:
Not Available Seed Treatment:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Discovery Gardens
- Dallas, TXTohono Chul Park, Inc.
- Tucson, AZ
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff