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Black Pearl Coral Bells - New For 2019!

Heuchera 'Black Pearl'

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Black Pearl Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Black Pearl') at Longfellow's Greenhouses

Black Pearl Coral Bells in bloom

Black Pearl Coral Bells in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Black Pearl Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Black Pearl') at Longfellow's Greenhouses

Black Pearl Coral Bells flowers

Black Pearl Coral Bells flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  10 inches

Flower Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Coralbells, Alumroot

Group/Class:  Primo Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

Dainty spikes of white bells with pink calyxes rise from a mound of jet black glossy foliage with ruffled edges and rosy purple undersides ; amazing contrast to other plants, great versatility; keep soil moist in the heat of summer

Ornamental Features

Black Pearl Coral Bells features dainty spikes of white bell-shaped flowers with pink calyces rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive glossy lobed leaves emerge burgundy in spring, turning black in color with curious plum purple undersides the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Black Pearl Coral Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined 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.

Black Pearl Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Black Pearl Coral Bells will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 26 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 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 performs well in both full sun and full 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.

Black Pearl Coral Bells is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. 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 store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.

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