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Circus Coral Bells

1-Quart
Item # 32324
$15.95
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Heuchera 'Circus' PPAF

Very heat-tolerant.
Plant Patent Applied For

A stunning new Coral Bells from France! This gloriously colorful plant is "in season" from spring until frost, with dramatic color changes to match the changing seasons.

Quite heat-tolerant and adaptable to varying soil conditions, this Heuchera from French breeders Thierry and Sandrine Delabroye is a marvel of shifting hues. In spring, large leaves of chartreuse with maroon veining unfold. Soon they are topped by magenta flowers on slender brown stems. When summer arrives, the foliage turns green with reddish-black veins. And in autumn it transforms again, this time to brilliant shades of pink and yellow with traces of green remaining.

'Circus' reaches 12 to 18 inches high and 18 to 24 inches wide, a fine choice for containers as well as the partly shaded garden. Very easy to grow, it should be sited where its frequent color changes can be seen to best advantage. Absolutely enchanting! Zones 4-8.

Genus Heuchera
Variety 'Circus'
PPAF PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
Bloom Season Late Spring - Early Summer
Plant Height 12 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Foliage Changes, Flower, Native, Spring Foliage Changes, Variegated
Bloom Color Magenta
Foliage Color Chartreuse, Light Green, Medium Green, Pink, Variegated, Yellow
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
  • Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.

  • If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.

  • Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.

  • Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.

  • Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.

  • Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.

  • Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.

  • Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.

  • Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.

  • If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.

  • Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.
Heuchera
Coral Bells / Alum Root

Planting:

Space plants 12 inches apart. Choose a sunny or lightly shaded, sheltered location where the soil is rich and well-drained.


Maintenance:

Water during periods of drought. Apply a protective winter mulch once the ground has frozen. Plants may, if necessary, be divided every 3 to 4 years.


Zones:

Zones 3-9

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.