Dainty spikes of vibrant coral colored bells, rise from silver leaves that take on rosy tones later in the season; amazing contrast to other plants; great versatility; keep soil moist in heat of summer
Other Names: Coralbells, Alumroot
What Makes it Special?
Dolce® Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells features dainty spikes of coral-pink bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive crinkled lobed leaves emerge coral-pink in spring, turning silver in color with distinctive dark green veins and tinges of rose the rest of the year.
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Dolce® Silver Gumdrop 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
Dolce® Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. 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 covering it with a thick layer of mulch 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.
Dolce® Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a ‘thriller’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
Dolce Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells
Dolce Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells
Spread: 24 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: Coral
Bloom Period:From Early To Mid Summer
Foliage Type: evergreen
Foliage Color: White
Deer Resistant?: No