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The Heuchera - Ruby Bells

Heuchera, commonly known as coral bells, is a genus of herbaceous perennial plants native to North America. Among its diverse cultivars, Heuchera 'Ruby Bells', also known as Ruby Bells coral bells, stands out for its striking foliage and delicate bell-shaped flowers. Scientifically classified as Heuchera sanguinea 'Ruby Bells', this cultivar is renowned for its vibrant ruby-red leaves and petite, bell-shaped flowers that bloom in spring and early summer, adding a splash of color to gardens and landscapes.
Scientific Name - Heuchera sanguinea 'Ruby Bells'

Cultivating Heuchera 'Ruby Bells' requires attention to specific planting and gardening practices to ensure optimal growth and health. Here are some key considerations:

  • Choose a site with well-drained soil and partial shade to full sun exposure, although it tends to perform best in partial shade, especially in warmer climates.
  • Prepare the soil by incorporating organic matter, such as compost, to improve drainage and fertility.
  • Dig a hole slightly larger than the plant's root ball and place the plant in the hole, ensuring the crown sits at soil level. Space multiple plants approximately 12 to 18 inches apart to allow for adequate air circulation.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot and dry periods. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain moisture.
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth, following the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Remove spent flower stalks to encourage continuous blooming and trim back any damaged or discolored foliage to maintain plant aesthetics.
  • Every few years, divide mature clumps to rejuvenate the plant and maintain vigor. Dividing can also help control overcrowding.
  • In regions with harsh winters, provide a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.

By adhering to these planting and gardening practices, gardeners can enjoy the beauty and resilience of Heuchera 'Ruby Bells' throughout the growing season, making it a charming addition to any landscape or garden bed.
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