Coral Bells Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
alum root 'Raspberry Regal'


The Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal', often referred to by its common name Coral Bells, is a perennial plant known for its attractive foliage and distinctive flowers. The leaves of 'Raspberry Regal' are rounded, with a lobed edge, creating a textured look that adds interest to any garden. They have a rich, deep green color that sometimes exhibits a metallic shimmer and can have darker veins running through them. Emerging on slender stalks, the flowers of 'Raspberry Regal' are small, bell-shaped blossoms arranged closely together in tall, showy spikes. These flowers are a vibrant raspberry-pink hue, lending the plant its name. They are neatly tiered in a vertical fashion, resembling tiny bells, and are especially appealing to hummingbirds and other pollinators. Overall, the Coral Bells 'Raspberry Regal' is recognized for its mounded foliage and erect flower spikes, which contribute a splash of bright color and a vertical element to the landscape. Its foliage and flowering spikes together create a lush, elegant appearance particularly well suited for borders, rock gardens, and cottage-style garden settings.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Coral Bells, Alumroot.

    • Common names

      Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Coral Bells, the common name for Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal', are generally considered non-toxic to humans. Ingesting parts of the plant typically does not result in poisoning or serious health consequences. However, it is always prudent to avoid consuming any plant material unless it is known to be safe for human consumption.

    • To pets

      Coral Bells are not known to be toxic to pets like dogs and cats. They are generally safe plants and there are no common symptoms of poisoning associated with them. Nonetheless, it is best to prevent pets from eating plants whenever possible, as individual animals might have allergies or unique sensitivities.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      North America


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Foliage: Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal' offers year-round interest with its colorful, variegated leaves that add texture to the garden.
    • Long Blooming Flowers: This variety produces attractive pinkish-red blooms that can enhance the beauty of any garden space.
    • Drought Tolerant: Once established, it is relatively drought tolerant, making it suitable for gardens with low water availability.
    • Shade Tolerance: It can thrive in partial shade, making it versatile for different garden exposures.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care other than occasional watering and the removal of any faded foliage or flowers.
    • Deer and Rabbit Resistant: The plant is not favored by deer or rabbits, reducing the likelihood of damage from these animals.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers can attract butterflies and other pollinating insects, promoting biodiversity in the garden.
    • Compact Size: With its compact habit, it fits well in smaller gardens or as part of a mixed border without overtaking other plants.
    • Seasonal Interest: Provides interest across multiple seasons with its changing leaf colors and flowering period.
    • Soil Versatility: Can adapt to a wide range of soil conditions, although it prefers well-draining soils.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Photography subject: The striking foliage and flowers of Coral Bells can make for beautiful, artistic photography, especially for botanical artists and nature photographers.
    • Edging for walkways: Planting Coral Bells along the edges of garden paths can create a visual boundary and add color and texture to the landscape design.
    • Fairy gardens: Due to their small size and ornamental appearance, Coral Bells can be a perfect addition to whimsical fairy gardens.
    • Wedding decor: Coral Bells can be used in floral arrangements or as table centerpieces for eco-friendly or garden-themed weddings.
    • Eco-friendly dye: The leaves of Coral Bells could theoretically be used to produce a natural dye for fabrics or artwork, although this is not a common practice.
    • Culinary garnish: While not commonly consumed, the flowers and foliage of Coral Bells could serve as an ornamental garnish for upscale dishes.
    • Seasonal wreaths: Coral Bells can be incorporated into spring and summer wreaths or other floral decorations for doors and walls.
    • Terrariums: Being small and adaptable, Coral Bells can be used in humid and enclosed terrarium environments, adding a variety of color and texture.
    • Theme gardens: Coral Bells can be used in theme gardens, such as Victorian or cottage gardens, to enhance the overall aesthetic.
    • Creative arts and crafts: Pressed leaves and flowers of Coral Bells can be used in creating botanical prints, greeting cards, or decoupage projects.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The plant Coral Bells is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The plant Coral Bells is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Enduring Grace: Given that Heuchera is also known as Coral Bells, it symbolizes the enduring grace found in the garden landscape due to their perennial nature and graceful bell-like flowers.
    • Variety and Versatility: With the 'Raspberry Regal' variety, the symbolism extends to the diverse colors and adaptability of these plants, suggesting a versatility and ability to thrive in different conditions.
    • Attraction: Coral Bells are known to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, symbolizing allure and the ability to draw in what is desired, akin to the beauty that draws these creatures to the plant.

Every 1-2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Coral Bells should be watered deeply once the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, which usually equates to once or twice a week depending on weather conditions. It's essential not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. When watering, do so at the base of the plant, avoiding wetting the foliage to prevent diseases. Generally, applying about one gallon of water per plant will suffice for each watering session, ensuring that the water penetrates the soil to reach the roots. During the hotter summer months, you might need to water more frequently, while reducing the frequency during cooler, wetter periods.

  • sunLight

    Coral Bells thrive best in part shade to full shade conditions. They benefit from morning sunlight but should be protected from harsh afternoon sun, which can scorch their delicate leaves. A spot that receives filtered sunlight for most of the day or dappled shade under a tree canopy is ideal for promoting vibrant foliage colors and plant health.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Coral Bells adapt well to a wide range of temperatures but prefer an average range between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. They can tolerate minimum temperatures down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit and maximum temperatures up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, consistently extreme temperatures outside of this range may stress the plant, making it susceptible to damage or disease.

  • scissorsPruning

    Coral Bells should be pruned to remove any dead or damaged leaves and spent flower stalks to encourage healthy growth and maintain a tidy appearance. This is best done in early spring or after flowering. Pruning can be performed annually, and by removing old foliage, you can stimulate the plant to produce fresh, vibrant leaves.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Coral Bells 'Raspberry Regal' thrives in well-draining soil rich in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. A good mix would be equal parts garden soil, peat moss, and perlite. Adjusting with lime or sulfur can help achieve the desired pH.

  • plantRepotting

    Coral Bells 'Raspberry Regal' should be repotted every 3 to 4 years to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth. Spring is the best time to repot this perennial.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Coral Bells 'Raspberry Regal' prefers moderate humidity levels but is quite adaptable. Average household humidity is generally sufficient for this plant's growth.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Coral Bells in bright, indirect light with good airflow.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in partial shade with well-draining soil and mulch.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal', commonly known as Coral Bells, begins its life cycle when the seed germinates, typically requiring stratification to break dormancy. Once sprouted, the seedling grows into a rosette of foliage, from which emerge tall flower stalks adorned with small, bell-shaped flowers, attracting pollinators in late spring to early summer. After pollination, seeds develop and are dispersed, completing the reproductive cycle. Coral Bells are perennial plants, with foliage that persists through multiple seasons, often with some evergreen qualities depending on climate. Over time, the plant's crown enlarges, and it may require division every 3-4 years to rejuvenate clumps and maintain vigor. Throughout its life, Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal' tolerates a range of conditions but thrives in well-draining soil with moderate moisture and partial shade.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • The Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal', commonly known as Coral Bells, is often propagated in late spring to early summer when the plant's growth is most vigorous. The most popular method of propagation for Coral Bells is by division, which involves separating the plant into smaller pieces. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the entire Coral Bells plant and gently tease apart the clumps into smaller sections, each with a healthy amount of roots attached. Make sure that each division has at least a few leaves or growing points. These divisions can then be replanted into moist, well-drained soil, maintaining the same depth at which they were originally growing. It's important to water the new divisions thoroughly after planting to encourage the establishment in their new location. Divisions should be spaced about 12 inches (30 centimeters) apart to give each plant ample room to grow.