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Carnival Plum Crazy Coral Bells

Heuchera 'Carnival Plum Crazy'

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

Heuchera 'Carnival Plum Crazy' foliage

Heuchera 'Carnival Plum Crazy' foliage

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Height:  15 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Coralbells, Alumroot

Group/Class:  Carnival Series

Brand:  Ball

Description:

Dainty bells rise from a compact mound of silver-gray leaves with deep purple veins and burgundy undersides; amazing contrast to other plants; greater heat and humidity tolerance; keep soil moist in heat of summer

Ornamental Features

Carnival Plum Crazy Coral Bells features dainty spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early summer. Its attractive crinkled lobed leaves remain silver in color with distinctive plum purple veins and tinges of burgundy throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Carnival Plum Crazy 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.

Carnival Plum Crazy 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 Plum Crazy Coral Bells will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, 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 Plum Crazy 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.

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