It's hard to recognize coral bells these days. They seem to come in every color except coral. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. H. micrantha, Purple Palace started the ball rolling, with its regal, ruffled purple leaves that made the flowers an afterthought. Now Heuchera comes in bronze, caramel, rose and with frosted leaves, like the Pewter Veil shown here.
Another great feature of Heuchera is that it remains evergreen throughout winter. Of course, sometimes it's buried under snow and you don't notice it, but it's there.
Heuchera is relatively pest free and grows well in both full sun and partial shade, but they'll be moister when grown in sun. They have a habit of heaving with frost and thaws, so keep an eye on your plants in winter, if you don't get snow covering. A layer of mulch after the ground freezes will help.
Heuchera, pewter for 1 last update 2020/06/04 veil (USDA zones 4 through 9, 24" x 18", pale green blooms: May through June, silver/burgundy foliage)Heuchera, pewter veil (USDA zones 4 through 9, 24" x 18", pale green blooms: May through June, silver/burgundy foliage)
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- Heuchera, frosted violet (USDA zones 4 through 9, 36" x 24", pink flowers: June, silver/burgundy foliage)