Dolce® Apple Twist Coral Bells
Heuchera 'Apple Twist'
Dolce® Apple Twist Coral Bells foliage
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Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 20 inches
Spacing: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Coralbells, Alumroot
Group/Class: Dolce® Series
Brand: Proven Winners
Dainty spikes of creamy white bells on tall stems rise from wavy, rippled chartreuse yellow foliage that matures to apple green; amazing contrast to other plants; great versatility; keep soil moist in heat of summer
Dolce® Apple Twist Coral Bells features dainty spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive crinkled lobed leaves emerge brick red in spring, turning chartreuse in color with showy yellow variegation and tinges of light green the rest of the year. The rose stems can be quite attractive.
Dolce® Apple Twist Coral Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Dolce® Apple Twist Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Dolce® Apple Twist Coral Bells will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.
This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. However, you may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Dolce® Apple Twist Coral Bells is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.