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Coral Bells, Alumroot, Coralbells, Alum Root 'Can Can'


Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Can Can
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 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

Full Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Green


Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:



Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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


San Jose, California

Silverado, California

Washington, District Of Columbia

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Ewing, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Ellicott City, Maryland

Dracut, Massachusetts

Medford, Massachusetts

Wakefield, Massachusetts

Lansing, Michigan

Litchfield, New Hampshire

Ithaca, New York

Bennett, North Carolina

Garner, North Carolina

Graham, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Clyde, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Salt Lake City, Utah

Lexington, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Bellevue, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 16, 2004, WinkiePlinker from Toledo, OH wrote:

I purchased three Cora Bells as filler in a bed because of their lovely foliage. They have come back every year and are fuller each year with little or no attention. I love their compact form and dark burgandy leaves. Last month I purchased the "Amber Waves" variety from a closing greenhouse while on vacation for just $1.00. When I returned home days later, I split it in three parts to share with a couple of friends. It's doing very well as winter begins setting in here in northwest Ohio. The gold and green, peach and rose and red colors are beautiful and I hope it survives our harsh winters. Cora Bells are fast becoming one of my favorite foliage plants.


On Oct 15, 2004, Kruch72 from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Great plant very hardy.