Coral Bells –
This Coral Bells seed strain is a terrific foliage plant for adding a touch of color towards the front of a shady garden. It is one of the first Coral Bells from seed to produce plants that change color throughout the different seasons. The gently-lobed leaves emerge purple in spring maturing to deep green with heavy reddish-purple veining and a light silver overlay later in the season. Sprays of small ivory-white bell flowers appear in late spring, a bit earlier than usual for most Coral Bells. Excellent for edging and in mixed containers. Remove any tired-looking leaves in spring. A recent introduction from Syngenta Seeds in the Netherlands.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Bronze, Deep Green, Purple Black, Variegated
Lungwort – Lungwort has lance-shape, usually mottled leaves that contrast well with the rounded coralbells leaves.
Astilbe – The fluffy red, pink, or white plumy flowers and ferny leaves of astilbe combine well with coralbells in shaded, moist sites.
Hosta – Bold-foliage hostas prefer moist soil and somewhat shaded conditions, making them perfect partners for coralbells.
Japanese painted fern – The delicately variegated markings of Japanese painted fern echo the markings on coralbells foliage.