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Coral Bells

Heuchera 'Obsidian' PP14,836, COPF

'Obsidian' boasts rounded, shiny leaves of black satin; the blackest of foliage that just refuses to fade.

As a group, the Hybrid Coral Bells offer the gardener a tremendous new range of foliage colours, especially for shady areas. This selection forms a mound of large, smooth jet-black leaves, probably the darkest form to date. Sprays of creamy flowers appear in June. In warm regions this is best in part to full shade. Excellent in the border, for edging, or in tubs and mixed containers. Foliage should not be trimmed back in the fall, but plants may be tidied up in spring by removing any withered or tired-looking leaves. Evergreen. USPP#14836: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms spring

Mature Height:

16-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-70° F providing 35% - 50% shade. Keep evenly moist but not overly wet or dry. Allow soil to dry slightly between watering for healthy roots. Once actively growing, begin feeding at 75-150 ppm N with each irrigation. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks depending on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil taking care not to bury the crown which is most common cause of failure with Heuchera. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, rich, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.