Grown mainly for their colorful foliage and compact growth habit, coral bells are becoming more collectible. New lines of plants continue to be produced and marketed. This year, a new soda pop line joins coral bell theme collections such as candy flavors, desserts and more.
Many gardeners in our area are beginning to discover coral bells, or heucheras, along with their cousins, foamy bells, or tiarellas.
A new series of plants crossed between the two are known as heucherellas. Between these three families of beautifully designed plants for shade or part shade, the number of plants available to gardeners is astounding, along with the variety in color, shape, size and texture.
Fun new series of plants have been introduced by clever plant marketing corporations and growers that include many coral bells named after delicious desserts, alcoholic drinks, candy ...