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Heuchera x brizoides

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Species: x brizoides (bry-ZOY-deez) (Info)

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive 5skunk58 On Apr 28, 2004, 5skunk58 from Roanoke, VA wrote:

This plant is in full sun where the yard drains when it rains. Therefore it blooms early and gets plenty of water which drains well enough so that it is never soggy. The soil is a mix of clay and topsoil. It blooms every year for quite a while.

Neutral Terry On Aug 31, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

H. x brizoides is named for thin stems resembling Quaking Grass (Briza).

Neutral Sis On Aug 31, 2001, Sis wrote:

Coral bells are long-lived perennials.
Remove old bloom stalks to promote
In warmer zones provide shade from hot
afternoon sun.
Lift plants every 3-4years and replant
the crowns into soil enriched with or-
ganic matter.
No serious pest or diseases.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Salt Lake City, Utah
Roanoke, Virginia
Springfield, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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