Heuchera Appletini

New for 2017-available mid June

Heuchera 'Appletini' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Coral Bell

Heuchera Dolce ‘Appletini’ is the perfect combination of vibrant lime foliage and red flowers. The medium sized, lime green leaves have a silver overlay that makes the foliage very attractive. Its best feature is its stunning flower color: dark rose red stems hold rich ruby red flowers, starting in early summer. This plant occasionally reblooms into fall. The bright foliage is the perfect addition to a perennial combination container or the front of the border. Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers. Try cutting a few of the tall flower scapes for fresh bouquets.

  • Height: 20-25 cm (8-10 in)
  • Spread: 45-51 cm (18-20 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Bloom Time: early summer
  • Leaf Colour: lime green with silver overlay
  • Bloom Colour: reddish purple
  • Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Heucheras are easy care perennials. They like rich, well drained soil with a neutral pH. They dislike wet soils especially in the winter. Amend the soil with organic matter to enrich it but do not add peat moss which they dislike. Situate Heucheras where they will receive morning sun and shade over the hottest part of the day. This variety will survive in full sun as long as there is constant moisture. Heucheras are evergreen so do not cut them back in the fall. Clean up tattered foliage in the spring. They will benefit from a winter mulch to prevent them from heaving out of the ground due to the winter freeze thaw cycle. Heucheras are somewhat salt tolerant so they can be used along pathways where salt might accumulate.

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