Heuchera 'Zipper' PP 25,428
Zipper Coral Bells
Item #: 12729
Zones: 4a to 8a
Height: 8" tall
Origin: United States Hybrid
Heuchera 'Zipper' is a 2015 Terra Nova introduction that combines the heat tolerance of Heuchera villosa with the heavy leaf ruffling from the more cold-loving coral bells. The result is a compact 8" tall x 15" wide clump of insanely ruffled leaves that emerge burgundy, then gradually become suffused with orange as they age. The deeply ruffled foliage allows the burgundy leaf backs to continue to show as the leaf tops mature to orange...an amazing combination. The 18" stalks of flowers in late spring are okay, but we grow this for the evergreen foliage.
Heuchera 'Zipper' is a relatively maintenance free perennial. After flowering is finished, we like to cut back the old flower stalks, for a tidier appearance, but it has not effect on the growth of the plant.
Heucheras by nature are short-lived perennials, with a life expectancy of 5-7 years. When plants begin to decline, they can be lifted, divided, and reset, to start the clock ticking again. We have had the best success doing this in fall, but most likely other seasons will work as well.
Good drainage is the key to growing heuchera successfully. Good drainage does not mean the plants cannot tolerate irrigation or rainfall, just that the moisture must drain away quickly. Light shade to a couple of hours of early morning sun works best. Deep shade is not conducive to growing good coral bells.
Heuchera 'Zipper' is prized for its caramel orange evergreen, exquisitely-textured foliage, which adds winter interest to the woodland gardens.
Bees and to a lesser extent hummingbirds are the main pollinators that you're likely to see on your Zipper Coral Bells.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Groundcovers , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , North American Native Plants , Plants that Attract Birds , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants , Colored Foliage , United States Native Plants