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Carnival Cocomint Coral Bells

Heuchera 'Carnival Cocomint'

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Carnival Cocomint Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Carnival Cocomint') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Heuchera 'Carnival Cocomint' foliage

Heuchera 'Carnival Cocomint' foliage

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Coralbells, Alumroot

Group/Class:  Carnival Series

Description:

Amazing tri-colored leaves, centered with silver and burgundy around light green; amazing contrast to other plants; great versatility; keep soil moist in heat of summer; grown primarily for foliage

Ornamental Features

Carnival Cocomint Coral Bells' attractive crinkled lobed leaves remain light green in color with distinctive burgundy veins and tinges of silver throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Carnival Cocomint 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 has no significant negative characteristics.

Carnival Cocomint Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Carnival Cocomint Coral Bells will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. 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 applying a thick mulch around the root zone 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.

Carnival Cocomint 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 canvas of 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.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
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Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features