Top 10 Shade Tolerant Coral Bells

Discover why these fabulous shade tolerant beauties are some of the best-kept secrets in the garden. You’re going to wonder how you ever got along without these powerhouse plants!

Once you start growing coral bells, you won’t be able to stop. Yet they are among the most underused plants in the garden. These charmers (also known as heucheras) are shade tolerant, their foliage is striking and their blooms attract hummingbirds. Trust me: You’re going to wonder how you ever got along without these powerhouse plants. There are dozens of varieties of coral bells out there, so think of this list as a starting point. Once you figure out what you’re drawn to—orange leaves, red blooms, variegated foliage—start looking around for more. The sheer number of options will blow you away, and then you can start spreading the news to others!

Blackberry Ice

Zones 4-9

This reddish-purple variety is part of the popular heat-tolerant Dolce series. Take a close look at the leaves, and you’ll see black veining. While some heucheras bloom in spring, this one shows off pretty white blossoms in midsummer.

More dark foliage: Chocolate Ruffles, Lava Lamp

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