Description

 

The Heuchera sanguinea ‘Leuchtkäfer’ is a genus from the Saxifragaceae family and is commonly named coral bells. The coral bells is native to the western part of North America. Sanguinea is Latin and means blood-red.

The stems of the flowers of the Heuchera sanguinea ‘Leuchtkäfer’ are about 28 inches (70 centimetres) high and rise above the foliage. The leaves are somewhat marbled and reach a height of about 12 inches (30 centimetres). The flower stems are leafless sturdy and stay upright. The flowers are red but have a tendency towards pink and they bloom for a long time.

The coral bells is clump forming and spread slowly. Every 3 or 4 year you can dig them up and divide them.

The Heuchera sanguinea ‘Leuchtkäfer’ does not like clay soil very much. This perennial prefers moist well-drained soil. The coral bells tolerates full sun but only when the soil is moist enough. It prefers some protection against the afternoon sun in the warmer regions.

The foliage of the Heuchera sanguinea ‘Leuchtkäfer’ is essentially evergreen. That depends for a large part on the severity of the winter. In spring new leaves will replace the old ones.

The coral bells is very suitable for edges, borders, rock gardens and groundcover.

Specifications

 

Characteristic: evergreen

Exposure: sun/ part shade

Foliage colour: green

Flower colour: red

Flowering time: May - August

Hardiness: -30 ºC (-22 ºF)

Height: 12 inches (30 cm)

Soil: normal/ moist