186 Colorful Heuchera Varieties – Coral Bells

As I stroll through my garden, one plant never fails to catch my eye with its vibrant foliage and delicate bell-shaped flowers – Heuchera, commonly known as Coral Bells. These versatile perennials have become a beloved addition to my garden, and in this comprehensive guide, I’ll take you on a journey through the world of Heuchera. From their striking looks to essential care tips and companion planting ideas, you’ll discover why Heuchera is a must-have in your garden.

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Heuchera’s Striking Appearance

One of the first things that drew me to Heuchera is its stunning array of foliage colors. These plants come in various shades, including green, pewter-grey, deep purple, pink, bronze, apricot, and zingy lime. The leaves are often marbled, veined, or scalloped, adding to their visual appeal. Heuchera forms compact mounds, and what’s even more fascinating is that they keep their leaves throughout the year, making them a reliable source of color in your garden.

Tiny white, pink, or red flowers, while not the main attraction, provide a delightful bonus in the summer months. Their subtle charm attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and they also make excellent cut flowers.

Ideal Growing Conditions

Heuchera’s adaptability makes it an excellent choice for various garden settings. Here’s what you need to know to ensure these plants thrive in your garden:

  1. Light: Most Heuchera varieties prefer partial or dappled shade. However, some with darker foliage can tolerate more sun, which often intensifies their leaf colors. Providing at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight yields the best results.
  2. Soil: Heuchera plants thrive in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. While they prefer a loamy texture, they can tolerate clay or rocky soils with proper amendments.
  3. Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Once established, Heuchera exhibits some drought tolerance. However, during hot spells, it’s essential to provide extra hydration.

Caring for Your Coral Bells

One of the reasons I adore Heuchera is its low-maintenance nature. Here are some essential care tips to keep your plants thriving:

  • Fertilization: In the spring, apply a thin layer of compost or a balanced slow-release granular fertilizer around the base of your Heuchera. If you’re growing them in containers, supplement with a water-soluble fertilizer following the instructions.
  • Pruning: Trim back any tattered foliage in early spring to stimulate new growth. Additionally, remove spent flower stalks to encourage reblooming.
  • Pots: Heuchera is an excellent choice for container gardening. Ensure your containers have proper drainage, and if you’d like them to return next year, transplant them into the landscape in early fall.

Heuchera Varieties to Explore

With several hundred cultivars to choose from, Heuchera offers a diverse palette of colors and forms. Here are remarkable varieties you might want to consider for your garden:

1. Heuchera Abramsii

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2. Heuchera Acutifolia

3. Heuchera Alba

4. Heuchera Americana

5. Heuchera Americana Dale’s Strain

6. Heuchera Amethyst Myst

7. Heuchera Appletini

8. Heuchera Beaujolais

9. Heuchera Berry Marmalade

10. Heuchera Berry Timeless

11. Heuchera Binoche

12. Heuchera Birkin

13. Heuchera Black Beauty

14. Heuchera Black Pearl

15. Heuchera Black Taffeta

16. Heuchera Blackout

17. Heuchera Little Cutie Blondie

18. Heuchera Blondie In Lime

19. Heuchera Boysenberry

20. Heuchera Bracteata

21. Heuchera Brass Lantern

22. Heuchera Bressingham

23. Heuchera Brevistaminea

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24. Heuchera Bunnings

25. Heuchera Caespitosa

26. Heuchera Cajun Fire

27. Heuchera Can Can

28. Heuchera Canyon Belle

29. Heuchera Canyon Pink

30. Heuchera Cappuccino

31. Heuchera Caramel

32. Heuchera Carmencita

33. Heuchera Carnival

34. Heuchera Carnival Watermelon

35. Heuchera Caroliniana

36. Heuchera Cena

37. Heuchera Champagne

38. Heuchera Cherry Cola

39. Heuchera Cherry Truffles

40. Heuchera Chlorantha

41. Heuchera Chocolate Ruffles

42. Heuchera Chocolate Limes

43. Heuchera Circus

44. Heuchera Citronelle

45. Heuchera Cranberry

46. Heuchera Creme Brulee

47. Heuchera Crimson Curls

48. Heuchera Crocus

49. Heuchera Cylindrica

50. Heuchera Dark Secret

51. Heuchera Delta Dawn

52. Heuchera Dew Drops

53. Heuchera Eastwoodiae

54. Heuchera Electric Lime

55. Heuchera Electric Plum

56. Heuchera Elegans

57. Heuchera Evening Gown

58. Heuchera Fire Chief

59. Heuchera Fleur

60. Heuchera Forever Purple

61. Heuchera Forever Red

62. Heuchera Frosted Violet

63. Heuchera Galaxy

64. Heuchera Gauguin

65. Heuchera Georgia Plum

66. Heuchera Glabra

67. Heuchera Glomerulata

68. Heuchera Goji Berry

69. Heuchera Golden Zebra

70. Heuchera Gooseberry Lime

71. Heuchera Gotham

72. Heuchera Grande Amethyst

73. Heuchera Grande Black

74. Heuchera Grape Expectations

75. Heuchera Grape Soda

76. Heuchera Grape Timeless

77. Heuchera Green Spice

78. Heuchera Greenberry

79. Heuchera Grossulariifolia

80. Heuchera Gumdrop

81. Heuchera Hallii

82. Heuchera Happy Autumn

83. Heuchera Happy Flames

84. Heuchera Harry Hay

85. Heuchera Hirsutissima

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86. Heuchera Hollywood

87. Heuchera Hornbach

88. Heuchera Inconstans

89. Heuchera Indian Summer

90. Heuchera Kaleidoscope

91. Heuchera Key Lime Pie

92. Heuchera Kimono

93. Heuchera Lakelae

94. Heuchera Lava Lamp

95. Heuchera Lemon Love

96. Heuchera Leuchtkäfer

97. Heuchera Licorice

98. Heuchera Lime Marmalade

99. Heuchera Lime Rickey

100. Heuchera Limelight

101. Heuchera Longiflora

102. Heuchera Longipetala

103. Heuchera Mahogany

104. Heuchera Mahogany Monster

105. Heuchera Mango

106. Heuchera Marmalade

107. Heuchera Maxima

108. Heuchera Mega Caramel

109. Heuchera Megan

110. Heuchera Meristem

111. Heuchera Merriamii

112. Heuchera Metallica

113. Heuchera Mexicana

114. Heuchera Micrantha

115. Heuchera Midnight Rose

116. Heuchera Milan

117. Heuchera Miracle

118. Heuchera Missouriensis

119. Heuchera Molly Bush

120. Heuchera Mosaic

121. Heuchera Neptune

122. Heuchera Northern Exposure Black

123. Heuchera Northern Exposure Lime

124. Heuchera Northern Exposure Silver

125. Heuchera Northern Exposure Amber

126. Heuchera Northern Exposure Red

127. Heuchera Northern Exposure Purple

128. Heuchera Novomexicana

129. Heuchera Orangeberry

130. Heuchera Palace Purple

131. Heuchera Paprika

132. Heuchera Parishii

133. Heuchera Parviflora

134. Heuchera Penelope

135. Heuchera Peppermint

136. Heuchera Peppermint Spice

137. Heuchera Pewter Veil

138. Heuchera Picasso

139. Heuchera Pilosissima

140. Heuchera Pink Panther

141. Heuchera Pinky Panky

142. Heuchera Pinot Gris

143. Heuchera Pistache

144. Heuchera Pluie De Feu

145. Heuchera Plum Pudding

146. Heuchera Primo Wild Rose

147. Heuchera Proven Winners

148. Heuchera Puberula

149. Heuchera Pubescens

150. Heuchera Pulchella

151. Heuchera Purple Petticoats

152. Heuchera Purpurglöckchen

153. Heuchera Red Fury

154. Heuchera Red Lightning

155. Heuchera Richardsonii

156. Heuchera Rio