Nov. 11, 2022

coral bells, Heuchera sanguinea

Coral bells is one of thirty-seven species of Heuchera, all native to North America. Those thirty-seven are notoriously difficult to tell apart. They intergade and hybridize. And then we get hold of them and create more variation for our gardens. In nature coral bells have flowers like this, and mostly green leaves. In gardens the leaves often include or are entirely red, and the flowers can be white to full rose with larger petals. Coral bells is wild in AZ and NM. Beal Garden MSU, 5/27/14. Rockbreak family, Saxifragaceae.