Heuchera ‘Crimson Curls’

coral bells

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

In recent years a plethora of new heuchera cultivars have burgeoned in the marketplace; however, this selection from 2003 still outcompetes the current competition in vigor and longevity. The foliage of 'Crimson Curls' emerges burgundy red and matures to russet – a great foil for green leaved plants – plus the leaf edges are ruffled and the undersides retain a reddish coloring. Panicles of tiny white flowers on red stems tower over the foliage in late spring.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: clumping perennial

Foliage Type: semi-evergreen

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to open or light shade

Water Requirements: occasional to regular watering

Seasonal Interest: colorful foliage in spring and summer

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, gold, green

Great Color Partners: bronze, burgundy, oranges

Culture Notes
Plant heucheras in full sun to light or open shade. The soil can be average or sandy, but must be well-drained. Water at least occasionally during dry weather, but regular watering is important if grown in full sun.
Geek Notes
U.S. Plant Patent PP13,729 was issued on April 15, 2003