Dolce® 'Silver Gumdrop' Coral Bells Heuchera | Proven Winners

If you’re looking for a silver Heuchera to brighten up your shade area, you’ve found it. Unlike other silver Heucheras on the market, ‘Silver Gumdrop’ has vibrant pink flowers instead of the typical white or cream. Match it with its silver, iridescent leaves with a semi-gloss finish and you have a winning combination. ‘Silver Gumdrop’ is a smaller scale Heuchera, the perfect size for a container. Growers and gardeners alike will be pleased that it is a vigorous grower for its size. Its silver leaves take on a rosy blush overtone later in the season for additional interest.

This plant is a Heuchera villosa hybrid. The H. villosa species is a large, late blooming type that exhibits an increased tolerance of high heat and humidity over other species. Most produce cream flowers in midsummer, though they are grown more for their fantastic foliage. H. villosa is native to the southeastern United States.

Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers. Try cutting a few of the tall flower scapes for fresh bouquets.

  • Best Seller
  • Long Blooming
  • Foliage Interest
  • Winter Interest
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Native to North America

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Short
  • Garden Height: 6 - 8 Inches
  • Scape Height: 20 - 24 Inches
  • Spacing: 20 - 24 Inches
  • Spread: 16 - 20 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Vibrant Pink
  • Foliage Colors: Silver
  • Foliage Shade: Silver, Purple
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler

PLANT NEEDS

  • Light Requirement: Sun or Shade
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
  • Water Category: Average, Needs Good Drainage
  • Needs Good Drainage
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
  • Maintenance Notes: Thrives in part shade but will grow in full shade. Plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Trim back tattered foliage in early spring. Salt tolerant.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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