Ruby Bells, Heuchera Seeds
Botanical NameHeuchera micrantha
Additional CharacteristicsDeer Resistant
Seeds Per Gram24,700
Seeds Per Pound11,200,000
Seeds Per Ounce700,000
SunFull Sun / Partial Shade
Growing ConditionsContainer Friendly
Days To Maturity (# Days)90
Learning Download: How to Grow Heuchera
Heuchera are more commonly known as coral bells due to the flower’s shape. Heuchera are native to North America and its bell-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds to the garden.
Before Planting: Heuchera can tolerate full sun, but do best in partial shade.
Planting: Seeds can be started indoors, but they require a couple of month to become established prior to transplanting. If Heuchera seeds are planted in the fall, it will produce more flowers the following spring.
Watering: If grown in full sun, be sure to water extra.
Fertilizer: Fertilize Heuchera by applying a slow-release fertilizer up to three times a year.
Days to Maturity: Heuchera blooms will appear in late spring and early summer.
Harvesting: Heuchera seed pods should be harvested after the pods are dry but have yet to open.
Tips: If coral bells are grown in a damp and shady area, they can be prone to fungus. If fungus begins to cause problems, move the Heuchera to a sunnier, drier area.
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