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: Pale Green
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer
Foliage: Grown for foliage Silver/Gray Bronze-Green
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: Patented
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
Large than most coralbells, with a striking garden presence. Leaves clump up into almost a bowling ball shape. Always gets attention. Dark maroon/brown leaves with an eye-catching silver network overlaying the whole thing. Flowers easily in partial shade and taller flowers than most, at least two feet high. Tough, durable grower, not especially bothered by odd weather conditions.
On Jul 5, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
I received this from another DG member and it is doing so well in partial sun. Lovely foliage. Flower spikes are easily 2' high.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Blue Mountain, Alabama Kenai, Alaska Martinez, California Hebron, Kentucky Durham, Maine Clawson, Michigan Silver Lake, Minnesota Alden, New York Toledo, Ohio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Millersburg, Pennsylvania Big Stone Gap, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Kalama, Washington