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) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Maroon (Purple-Brown)
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer
Foliage: Grown for foliage Herbaceous Chartreuse/Yellow Bronze-Green
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 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
On Jun 9, 2012, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:
Nice colour, but weakest of the Coral Bells I planted. Emergence is slow in the spring and lags behind two others I planted ("Dolce Licorice" and "Dolce Key Lime Pie"). In hindsight, I probably would not plant this variety.
On May 7, 2006, weatherguesser from Salinas, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I planted two of these in a very shady spot beneath my big Japanese Maple back in March and they have thrived. One is now beginning to bloom. Perhaps it's just due to aggressive countermeasures, but they haven't yet been bothered by the snails and slugs that decimated the hostas that were previously in the same spot. These are very pretty plants and easy to grow in my area.
On Sep 11, 2005, celonghurst from Qualicum Beach Canada wrote:
Planted one this spring and have already divided it into 3 quite large plants.Very vigorous grower.Also planted Amber Waves in the same spot(east wall) and while colouration is very similar Marmalade has slightly more crinkly leaves and is a MUCH faster grower.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Kenai, Alaska Berkeley, California Richmond, California Salinas, California Yorba Linda, California Stamford, Connecticut Waterbury, Connecticut Plainfield, Illinois Sioux City, Iowa Hebron, Kentucky East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Saginaw, Michigan Silver Lake, Minnesota Lincoln, Nebraska Angola, New York Belmont, North Carolina Clyde, Ohio Coshocton, Ohio Portland, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Lexington, Virginia Kalama, Washington Appleton, Wisconsin Ellsworth, Wisconsin Minocqua, Wisconsin