Coral Bells, Alumroot, Coralbells, Alum Root
Heuchera sanguinea 'Chatterbox'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Species: sanguinea (san-GWIN-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Chatterbox
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hebron, Kentucky

Brunswick, Missouri

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 10, 2013, Carolsflowers from Brunswick, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Tough plant. Survives heat, humidity, infrequent watering of my Zone 5 Missouri garden.

Neutral

On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

HEUCHERA Chatterbox - Coral Bells - Medium 18" - Plant 10 -16" apart. Long blooming deep pink flowers are held aloft on airy stems in May through July.

General Information:
Vigorous and large flowered, these varieties make excellent border plants with their nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Bright flowers are held aloft on airy stems in May through July. Can be used in a shady courtyard pot or as a ground cover under deciduous trees. Avoid dry soil with with full sun, good cut flower, evergreen, good groundcover.

Plant Care:
Benefits from deadheading. Watch for frost heaving - mulch can help. It keeps the mature crown in contact with the soil and keeps the soil moist in the summer as well. Must have good drainage over the winter, though,... read more