Lovely, delicate salmon bells rise from compact mounds of striking brick-red foliage; amazing contrast to other plants; great versatility; keep soil moist in heat of summer
Other Names: Coralbells, Alumroot
What Makes it Special?
Cherry Cola Coral Bells features dainty spikes of salmon bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. Its attractive crinkled lobed leaves remain brick red in color throughout the year.
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Cherry Cola 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.
Planting & Growing
Cherry Cola Coral Bells will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 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. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.
This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. However, you may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. 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.
Cherry Cola 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.
Cherry Cola Coral Bells
Cherry Cola Coral Bells
Spread: 16 inches
Sunlight: full sun to shade
Water Usage: average to moist
Landscape Use: Mass Planting, Rock/Alpine Gardens, Border Edging, General Garden Use, Groundcover, Container Planting
Flower Color: Salmon
Bloom Period:From Late Spring To Early Summer
Foliage Type: evergreen
Foliage Color: Red
Deer Resistant?: No