A beautiful mounded selection featuring foliage emerging amber-orange and maturing to shades of gold; creamy white flowers appear on tall scapes during the midsummer months; thrives in partially shaded beds, borders and containers
Other Names: Coralbells, Alumroot
What Makes it Special?
Dolce® Toffee Tart Coral Bells features dainty spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive crinkled lobed leaves emerge coppery-bronze in spring, turning gold in color the rest of the year.
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Dolce® Toffee Tart Coral Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Planting & Growing
Dolce® Toffee Tart Coral Bells will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 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 does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. This plant does not require much in the way of fertilizing once established. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. 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® Toffee Tart 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 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.
Dolce Toffee Tart Coral Bells