Berry Smoothie

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Heuchera `Berry Smoothie' (Coralbells)
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NEW COLOR! You are going to love the 'Berry Smoothie' coral bells! This gorgeous little plant starts out a bright rosy pink and then darkens to a burgundy color later in the season. This perennial plant will brighten and soften your shady garden spots. White flowers arrive around mid-season on 15-18" tall plants. Coral Bells are fantastic plants for any shade garden. The color and fine texture they provide is invaluable for massing, specimen use or along the perennial border. Hardiness zone 4.

Planting & Care for Heuchera Perennial

Preparation

  • They are a great plant for edging, mass-planting at the front of the border.
  • They prefer full sun but they will tolerate light shade.
  • Needs very well-drained, open-textured soil. Permanently wet soil will kill this plant.
  • Hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Plant in early spring.

Opening Plant Material

  • Container - Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until stops bubbling, then remove the plant from the container. 
  • Scroll down to an orange rectangular box and click on “Handling & Plant Guidelines” for illustration on planting each of these types.

Planting Container

  • Can be planted in early spring.
  • Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container and 6" or more wider on the sides.
  • Slide plant from pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
  • With shovel or knife trim bottom 2" off of the root ball for plants in plastic containers.
  • Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
  • Place the root ball in the hole.
  • Adjust the plant height so the root crown is slightly higher than the ground.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer
  • Back-fill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.
  • Water frequently when newly planted. 

Pruning - After Planting

  • Container - Although it is not essential for container plants to be pruned after planting, a light pruning to remove any broken branches during shipment and improve shape will help the looks of your new planting.

Pruning - Through-out the Season

  • Promptly remove any spent flower stems once they begin to look untidy.
  • Apart from the removal of any dead leaves, this is all that is necessary.

 Watering - After Planting

  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as oft en as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.

Watering - Through-out the Season

  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.

 

Go to our "Plant Features & Video Tab" for more information on container plants and how to plant them. 

Handling & Planting Guidelines

Special Features & Videos on Heuchera Perennial

Special Plant Features & Tips

  • NEW COLOR! You are going to love the 'Berry Smoothie' coral bells!
  • This gorgeous little plant starts out a bright rosy pink and then darkens to a burgundy color later in the season.
  • This perennial plant will brighten and soften your shady garden spots.
  • White flowers arrive around mid-season on 18" tall plants.
  • Coral Bells are fantastic plants for any shade garden.
  • The color and fine texture they provide is invaluable for massing, specimen use or along the perennial border.
  • Hardiness zone 4. 
  • They are a great plant for edging, mass-planting at the front of the border.
  • They prefer full to partial shade.
  • Needs very well-drained, open-textured soil. Permanently wet soil will kill this plant.
  • Hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Plant in early spring.
  • It flowers June-July
  • Flowers do not last well as cut blooms.
  • Apply a complete plant food when growth commences in spring.
  • Flowers June-August
  • Divide in April and October
  • Vigorous grower and has clump-forming coral bells. 

How to plant containers

 

Shade Gardening

ItemApprox Weight (lbs.)Approx Base Dimensions (diameter)Approx Height
#7 Grow Bag** 35-50 14-16" 5-8'
#10 Grow Bag** 55-70 18" 6-8'
#15 Grow Bag** 65-80 22" 6-10'
#20 Grow Bag** 75-100 24" 8-12'
1 1/4" B&B** 250-500 22" for single stems, 28" for multiple stems  8-11'
1 1/2" B&B** 325-600 24" for single stems, 30" for multiple stems  10-12'
2" B&B** 500-700 28" for single stems, 32" for multiple stems 10-14'
2 1/2" B&B** 600-1000 30" for single stems, 36" for multiple stems 10-15'
3" B&B** 850-1000 34"-36"  12-16'
3 1/2" B&B** 1000 36"  12-18'
10' B&B** 250 22"  10'
12' B&B** 325 24"  12'
14' B&B** 500 28" 14'
16' B&B** 600 30"  16'
2' B&B** 50 12-16"  2'
3' B&B** 60-250 16-22"  3'
4' B&B** 250 22-24" 4'
5' B&B** 325 22-24"  5'
6' B&B** 150-325 16-24" 6'
7' B&B** 500-700 28-32"  7'
8' B&B** 600-700 14-30"  8'
9' B&B** 700 32"  9'
#3 container* Less than 35  10" 10" 
#5 container** 40 11" 10.5" 
#7 container** 60 14" 12" 
#10 container** 80 14" 14 
#20 container** 160 19.5" 17" 
Bare Root* varies, but always lighter no soil on roots varies depending on item

*#1 - #3 containers and bare root are the only items that can be shipped FedEx and/or by our delivery trucks (see below for more information regarding pick-up and local delivery. 

**Any items over 100 Ibs., #5 - #20 containers or B&B can only be delivered by our trucks due to FedEx shipping weight and size restrictions. Our trusted trucks only deliver around a 100 miles radius from our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Any item you order can be picked-up at our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin or our new retail garden center Winterland Nursery for free (bare root orders cannot be picked up at Winterland due to lack of bare root coolers). See our estimated delivery schedule here

Growing Zones: 4-7

Bloom Time: July
Color: Pink, Purple, White
Plant Size: 15-18" tall x 15-15" wide
Flower Color: White
Fall Color: Red-bronze
Sunlight: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Low Maintenance: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes
Attracts Butterflies: Yes
Attracts Bees: Yes
Attracts Birds: No
Edible: No
Native: No

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