Ginger Ale Heuchera
Unique Color Combination of Foliage and Flowers
Just as refreshing as a sip of the same-named soda, Ginger Ale Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Ginger Ale') will add a delectable touch to your shade garden. Multicolored ginger-yellow leaves with amber-coral undersides form a tidy mounding clump around taller spikes of yellowish-pink summer-blooming flowers. As one of the collectible plants in the Heuchera Soda™ Series, plant Ginger Ale Coral Bells and drink in its striking beauty!
Worth its Weight in Ginger-Gold Leaves
Brightens shady areas. Darker-foliage plants sometimes fade into the backdrop of shady gardens. But Ginger Ale Coral Bells brightens dark nooks because of its yellowish leaves.
A Vibrant Shade Plant
Gardeners who think they can't grow beautiful plants in the shade have not yet found Ginger Ale Coral Bells! Its tidy and rounded growth habit makes a lovely edging for shady walkways. On a covered or tree-shaded patio or deck, you can grow Ginger Ale Coral Bells as a container plant. And Ginger Ale Coral Bells brightens any shady perennial border garden or woodland garden.
Planting and Continued Care
If you don't like high-maintenance plants, Ginger Ale Coral Bells will be a welcome addition to your garden!
• Sun. Some sun – filtered through trees or in places with morning-sun exposure – is okay. Direct afternoon sun will cause the leaf edges to turn brown and crispy, so afternoon shade is a must in most climates.
• Soil- Plants aren't picky about the type of soil, as long as it drains well. Avoid planting in low-lying areas in your yard where rainwater collects and drains slowly. As an option, grow Ginger Ale Coral Bells in raised beds or containers in poorly draining areas. Keep the crowns of the plants – where the stems meet the base- slightly above the soil level to prevent rot.
• Water- Barely moist soil that doesn't become waterlogged is best. Water new plants regularly until they are established, and then keep mature plants watered when the top 3 inches of soil becomes dry.
• Fertilizer- Only one light application of a water-soluble all-purpose fertilizer in spring is needed.
• Pruning- Ginger Ale Coral Bells does not need intensive pruning. Snip off the dead leaves in early spring to clean up around the clumps.