Heuchera 'Zipper' PP 25,428

Zipper Coral Bells

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Item #: 12729

Zones: 4a to 8a

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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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.

Growing Conditions:

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.

Garden Value:

Heuchera 'Zipper' is prized for its caramel orange evergreen, exquisitely-textured foliage, which adds winter interest to the woodland gardens.

Natural Impacts:

Bees and to a lesser extent hummingbirds are the main pollinators that you're likely to see on your Zipper Coral Bells.