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Coral Bells, Alumroot, Coralbells, Alum Root 'Pewter Veil'


Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Pewter Veil
Additional cultivar information:(PP8984)
Hybridized by Heims
Registered or introduced: 1993
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18-24 in. (45-60 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

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage

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)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

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:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Anniston, 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

Millersburg, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 25, 2007, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

I live in a cold zone and Pewter Veil does well anywhere I place it. Lovely contrast to my double blue platycodon, hostas, lilium and daylilies.


On Oct 14, 2006, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

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, se_eds from Millersburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Each spring when blooms appear I know the hummingbirds will soon show up. They sip each tiny bell, up and down each stem.


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.